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    The attacker was identified as Tevon Varlack of Dallas, Texas, and he has been charged with disorderly conduct, criminal mischief and criminal possession of a weapon.

    An iconic Charging Bull statue in Lower Manhattan, NYC, was allegedly vandalised on Saturday by a 42-year-old who smashed his banjo against the bull's head and horns. 

    According to the New York Police Department, the man approached a popular tourist attraction and hit the statue at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday. The sculpture was left with scratches and breaks around its right horn.

    ​The suspect was identified as Tevon Varlack from Dallas, Texas, and he was was charged with criminal mischief, criminal possession of a weapon and disorderly conduct.

    Charging Bull, also known as the Wall Street Bull, is a bronze sculpture that was created by Italian artist Arturo Di Modica in 1989. Di Modica illegally dropped the sculpture outside the New York Stock Exchange as a gift to America and wanted the bull to inspire other people to be strong in the face of hardship. 

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