Unknown persons destroyed several panes of glass at the Saxon State Representation in Berlin during the night from Saturday to Sunday. In addition, they sprayed the facade with black paint over a large area, as the Berlin police announced.

Several witnesses alerted the police at around 2:45 a.m. They had therefore observed how four hooded people threw cobblestones at the building on Brüderstrasse in Berlin-Mitte and sprayed them with paint.

They then fled on bicycles in the direction of Alexanderplatz.

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The police state security at the State Criminal Police Office (LKA) has taken over the investigation. A police spokeswoman said there was no information about the background to the crime.

The paint smears contained no lettering. (dpa)