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MAN CHARGED IN ART MUSEUM VANDALISM

For the second time in less than two weeks, police have arrested a man in a paint attack at the Brooklyn Museum of Art.

Patrick Dailey, 37, of Bethpage, L.I., was arrested around noon Saturday after he threw red paint on the entrance of the museum, a police spokesman said.

Dailey gave no reason for his actions, the spokesman added.

This was the second time in 10 days that the museum has been the target of paint-wielding vandals. On Dec. 16, Dennis Heiner, a 72-year-old retired teacher, smeared white paint on Chris Ofili's controversial Virgin Mary painting.

Ofili's painting titled "The Holy Virgin Mary" has incensed various groups, including the Catholic League and Mayor Rudolph Giuliani. It's featured in the museum's exhibit called "Sensation: Young British Artists From the Saatchi Collection."

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