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Dallas police gain a lead on suspect spray painting "666"

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DALLAS - Dallas police say they have a lead on the person spray painting the number “666” mostly around downtown Dallas.

Dallas police believe one person is doing the tagging, and many of the locations are associated with the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in Dallas.

The Cathedral of Hope Church, the Legacy of Love monument at Cedar Springs and Oak Lawn and a resource center for gay and lesbian youth in Dallas have all been tagged with the numbers recently.

Police have surveillance video but are trying to enhance the quality before they release it.

What they can say is only vague -- they're looking for a white male about 6 feet tall. He was seen on a mountain bike wearing khaki cargo shorts, a black shirt or jacket and a black baseball cap.

One of the areas he tagged was the entrance to the City of Dallas, so apparently he’s attacking us as well,” said Jimmy Vaughn with the Dallas Police Department. “He was seen in the video going to both sides, spraying “666” to the entrance to one of our basements, to city hall, as well as our communications division.”

But the LGBT community believes there is a common thread to all 11 locations that have been tagged.

“The tagging of the county administration building at the beginning of June, the Dallas County Commissioners Court issued a pride proclamation,” said Rafael McDonnell with Resource Center Youth First. “At Dallas city hall there, was a pride month event. The Dallas Morning News recently started an LGBT blog."

Dallas police say the man they're looking for was seen Sunday morning about 7 a.m. at city hall, and then tagged a Dallas Voice newspaper stand in the 3200 block of McKinney Avenue.

Police say they don't think the suspect is violent. There have been no copycat acts so far.

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