Intruder with hatchet smashes up Planned Parenthood clinic

(AP Photo/The Wichita Eagle, Mike Hutmacher)

CLAREMONT, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire police say an intruder used a hatchet to destroy computers, plumbing fixtures, phones and medical equipment inside a Planned Parenthood clinic.

Claremont police are investigating whether the vandalism is linked to the word “murderer” being spray-painted on the same building earlier this month. Police Chief Alexander Scott says officers checking the building early Wednesday apprehended a juvenile inside.

Funding for Planned Parenthood has been under attack nationwide since July, when an anti-abortion group released an undercover video showing agency officials discussing the disposition of fetal tissue.

The flooding that resulted from the vandalism also damaged a business adjacent to the clinic.

The chief says the clinic had operated in the city 18 years without incident.

 

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