Newly placed Ten Commandments statue at Ark. State Capitol destroyed by car

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – Less than 24 hours after a Ten Commandments monument was placed at the Arkansas State Capitol, it has been destroyed. 

According to Chris Powell with the Secretary of State's Office, a 32-year-old man drove through the statue around 5:15 a.m. on Wednesday while filming on his cell phone.

The car has been towed and the man surrendered. He has been taken to a local hospital. A perimeter fence has been installed for safety reasons and cleanup.

An active investigation by Capitol police is underway, and no other information has been released at this time.

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