Swastikas spray-painted in Jewish professor's office

A Jewish professor at Columbia University's Teachers College says her office was vandalized with swastikas and anti-Semitic slurs.

Elizabeth Midlarsky, who teaches and researches about the Holocaust, told the Columbia Spectator that she found two swastikas and the derogatory term "Yid" on Wednesday afternoon.

"I was in shock," Midlarsky said. "I stopped for a moment, because I couldn't believe what I was seeing."

It's the second time her office was vandalized. The first time was in 2007.

Teachers College President Thomas Bailey issued this statement:

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, saying he is "disgusted" by the incident, announced that he asked the State Police Hate Crimes Unit to help investigators.

"In the wake of this incident, I stand together with Columbia University and the entire Jewish community of New York," Cuomo said in a statement. "We will hold those behind this act responsible to the full extent of the law, and we will rise above this hate."