Police: Suspects in custody for bringing down Robert E. Lee statue at Lee High School

Robert E. Lee statue taken down at Lee High School

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - The Montgomery Police Department has confirmed suspects are in custody for bringing down the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee at Lee High School.

The statue of Robert E. Lee is down at Lee High School on Ann Street.
The statue of Robert E. Lee is down at Lee High School on Ann Street. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

Police have not advised on how many suspects were involved or what their charges are. A WSFA 12 News crew responded to the school on Ann Street Monday night and found the statue no longer on its pedestal. Officials stood the statue up beside the pedestal.

The statue was then placed in the back of a pick-up truck and driven away from the school. A crowd that had gathered at the scene applauded as it was driven away.

MPS Spokesperson Scott Johnson says MPS personnel removed the damaged statue from campus and placed it safely into storage.

Crews load Robert E. Lee statue into truck at Lee High School

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