Defaced image of President Obama placed next to picture of Unabomber on toolbox at Bronx firehouse
A Bronx firehouse is feeling the heat after officials discovered an image of President Obama was painted on a toolbox – and then defaced with the word “hustler.”
An iconic picture of the President above the word “BELIEVE” appears to have been stenciled on a large toolbox visible inside Engine 45, Ladder 58 in East Tremont.
Right across Obama’s face is the word “HUSTLER” in big red letters.
And underneath the image, someone scrawled “Allah Akbar” – “God is great” in Arabic – in black ink.
Lt. Kenneth Durante refused to comment on the images when questioned at the firehouse Monday.
FDNY officials said last night they launched an internal probe after the Daily News brought the images to their attention.
“This matter is under investigation,” said FDNY spokesman Jim Long.
He declined to go into detail on how long the investigation might take or what disciplinary action some of New York’s Bravest could expect to face.
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