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Group claims responsibility for Wells Fargo vandalism

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A Wells Fargo bank was vandalized in northeast Portland early Thursday.

Video from a FOX 12 photographer showed a bank window shattered at the branch in the 5700 block of Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

An email sent to the FOX 12 newsroom claimed responsibility for the vandalism, saying it was in solidarity with three people who are in federal custody in Seattle for "refusing to cooperate with a federal grand jury investigating Portland anarchists and others."

The email said the vandals shattered a window, caused cracks in other windows and hammered an ATM with a large rock.

Portland police learned of the vandalism after FOX 12 received the email. Officers responded to the bank and found a rock had been used to smash the window on the outer foyer door. No entry was made at the bank and it's unknown how much damage was caused to the property.

Police are still investigating.

In the fall, three people were taken into custody in connection with violent May Day protests earlier that year in Seattle. The trio  refuse to cooperate with a federal grand jury and remain in custody.

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