Man arrested after Lincoln Memorial vandalized

President Donald Trump, left, and his wife Melania Trump arrive to the "Make America Great Again Welcome Concert" at the Lincoln Memorial, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WTNH) — A man accused of vandalizing the Lincoln Memorial was in a Washington, D.C. courtroom on Tuesday.

Officials say a U.S. Park Police officer witnessed the man etching the letters, “H-Y-P-T M-A-E-K” into a pillar at the memorial.

It is not clear at this time what those letters mean.

The suspect is being charged with a felony for destroying the property. He could get up to 10 years in prison for the crime and is also facing a maximum $25,000 fine.