FBI opens civil rights investigation after 2 churches vandalized

Pastor believes it could be terroristic threat


SAN ANTONIO – The FBI opened a civil rights investigation after at least two churches were vandalized.

One of the churches on the city’s near North Side was hit on Monday. Taggers left bold, black letters on the front entrance. The hate-filled message read “No to wall, Islam or die.” The writing was followed by a symbol.

One pastor believes it could be a terroristic threat.

The FBI released this statement in regards to the investigation:

"The San Antonio FBI Field Office, the Civil Rights Division, and the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Texas have opened a civil rights investigation into acts of vandalism occurring at San Antonio area churches this past weekend. The FBI will collect all available facts and evidence and will ensure that the investigation is conducted in a fair, thorough and impartial manner.  We will continue to coordinate our investigative efforts with San Antonio Police Department.  As this is an ongoing investigation, we are not able to comment further at this time."