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Police investigating toppled headstones at Hartford cemetery

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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Police investigating toppled headstones at a Jewish Cemetery in Hartford on Friday afternoon. 

Sixty grave markers were found toppled at the Ateres Knesseth Israel Cemetery in the area of F.D. Oates and Garden Street around 12:15 p m. The cemetery was last checked on Monday. 

It is unknown who caused the damage at the cemetery. 

Police are providing an extra attention and higher visibility to all cemeteries in the north end of Hartford. 

A relative of someone buried at the graveyard saw dozens and dozens of gravestones knocked over.

There are people buried there from the 40's, to even earlier.

Police said 60 stones in all were toppled, and while it seems as if some can be put back, others were literally shattered in two.

Police said right now, there's no indication that this was a hate crime, but it's still cutting deep for many who live in the area.

"I think that's disrespectful because they're resting in peace. I don't think that's cool. Actually here, there's a lot of graves. People are buried. If one of my family members were here, I'd be really mad. I'd be upset," Nayely Rodriguez, of Hartford, said. 

The Hartford Police Department Major Crimes Divison is investigating the incident. There are no indications that the incident was a hate crime, according to police. 

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