September 15, 2017 12:33 GMT by abcnews.com

Iconic 'Charging Bull' statue on Wall Street vandalized with blue paint

Iconic 'Charging Bull' statue on Wall Street vandalized with blue paint

The "Charging Bull" statue on Wall Street in New York City was vandalized with paint early Thursday.

A worker at a nearby office building spotted an unidentified woman throwing blue paint on the head of the iconic bull and tying a blue ribbon around the nearby "Fearless Girl" statue.

The vandalism was discovered at 5:50 a.m., and a nearby cleaning crew was called in to remove what members said they believed to be water-based paint.

Workers gave responding New York Police Department officers a description of a middle-aged blond woman who they said walked away from the scene. The NYPD told ABC News that no arrests have been made.

The vandalism is believed to be a response to the White House's decision to pull the U.S. out of the Paris Climate Accord.

ABC News' Aaron Katersky contributed to this report.

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