WATERBURY, Conn. (WTNH) — A controversial Christopher Columbus statue in Waterbury has its head back on Thursday.

The head of the statue was decapitated in July and reattached on Wednesday. A New York man is facing charges.

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Voters decided in a referendum last month to keep the statue where it is in front of city hall. Police are now patrolling it to keep it from being vandalized again.