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Dozens of headstones at a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia have been broken, an incident deemed by police to be an act of vandalism.

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According to ABC, the discovery of the shattered gravestones at Mt. Carmel Cemetery was made this morning by a man visiting his father’s grave.

“It’s just very disheartening that such a thing would take place,” Aaron Mallin told the news station. Despite appearances, he said he’s holding out hope that the act wasn’t anti-Semitic.

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“I’m hoping it was maybe just some drunk kids. But the fact that there’s so many it leads one to think it could have been targeted,” he said.

While at least a dozen headstones were broken, the number may turn out to be far greater, since the damage was spread throughout the cemetery. A police spokesperson told the AP an estimated 75 to 100 monuments were affected.

Last week, more than 150 headstones were broken at a Jewish cemetery in St. Louis.