Philadelphia assistant attorney ID'd as wine glass suspect in anti-Trump vandalism video

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An assistant attorney with the Philadelphia Law Department has been identified by authorities as one of the suspects seen in surveillance video.

An assistant attorney with the Philadelphia Law Department has been identified by authorities as one of the suspects seen in surveillance video of the vandalism of a Chestnut Hill market.

Sources tell Action News Duncan Lloyd is expected to show up at Northwest Detectives at some point later Wednesday or on Thursday to talk to officials about the incident.

City Hall does confirm to Action News that Lloyd is an assistant city solicitor. His boss, First Deputy City Solicitor Craig Straw, says Lloyd is cooperating with police.

So far, he has not been charged with any crime.



It was shortly after midnight last Friday morning when, police allege, Lloyd and another man wearing a hooded jacket walked up to the Fresh Market grocery store in the 8200 block of Germantown Avenue.

The man in the jacket can be seen spray-painting graffiti near the front door while Lloyd appeared to snap photos or take video with wine glass in hand.

Photographs snapped later show the graffiti to be graphic and very much anti-Donald Trump.

Action News aired the surveillance video on Tuesday and police quickly identified Lloyd as a result.

It wasn't long after that investigators also found out that he works as an attorney in the Labor and Employment Unit with the City Law Department.

On Wednesday afternoon, Straw issued this statement:

"To my knowledge, Mr. Lloyd has already contacted the Philadelphia Police and is cooperating with them. We will decide on a course of action once we obtain more information about the investigation. We do not condone this type of behavior from our employees."

Police don't know the identity of the man in the black hood or even if the two men knew each other prior.

It's unclear if Lloyd will keep his city job.

Lloyd has worked for the Philadelphia Law Department since 2011.

Police estimated the damage to the building at $3,000 to $10,000.

We reached out to Lloyd who does now have an attorney. Our request for comment was not returned.
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