News Teens vandalize Brooklyn cemetery, write anti-Asian slurs on headstones, NYPD says Three teens damaged more than 40 headstones at the Cypress Hills Cemetery in Brooklyn on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017, police said. Photo Credit: NYPD By Nicole Brown email@example.com @ncb417 Updated August 16, 2017 8:49 AM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email Three teenagers spray-painted anti-Asian slurs and other derogatory words on dozens of headstones in the Cypress Hills Cemetery in Brooklyn early Tuesday morning, police said Wednesday. Police are looking for the three males, believed to be 16 to 19 years old, who they say knocked over and spray-painted more than 40 headstones after entering the cemetery at 833 Jamaica Ave. just after midnight. They also damaged 15 vaults inside the Memorial Abbey mausoleum, cops said. It was not immediately clear what derogatory words were written on the headstones, but police said there were some anti-Asian slurs. The NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating the incident. Video surveillance of the teens was released on Wednesday. By Nicole Brown firstname.lastname@example.org @ncb417 Nicole Brown is the Internet News Manager at amNY.com, covering local news since 2016. She has written for MSNBC.com and was editor-in-chief of NYU’s Washington Square News. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.