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Fountain in Rome's Piazza Navona vandalized
Fountain in Rome's Piazza Navona is vandalized, Italian police on manhunt
By The Associated Press

ROME (AP) ' Italian police say a man has vandalized a fountain in the city's famed Piazza Navona, detaching two big chunks off a marble statue.

The damaged statue was a 19th-century copy. A Rome culture official, Umberto Broccoli, said the pieces were recovered and can be reattached to the Moor Fountain.

Security camera footage on Italian TV stations and websites Sunday shows a man climbing in the fountain and repeatedly attacking the statue ' one of four large faces at the edge of the fountain' with a large rock. The man acted Saturday morning, when the favorite tourist spot was still relatively quiet.

The Moor Fountain by 16th-century artist Giacomo della Porta is on the square's south end. Bernini added the central figure in the 1600s.

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