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Police: Piece of twine for floral arrangement mistaken for noose on Anne Arundel historical marker

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Posted at 7:24 PM, Sep 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-16 12:51:41-04

SEVERNA PARK, Md. — On Sunday, September 5, 2021, at 11 a.m. officers responded to the Severna Park Library located at 43 West McKinsey Road for potential vandalism to the "Lynching in Anne Arundel County" historical marker.

A citizen was walking by when they noticed a piece of twine hanging under the sign that to them looked like the shape of a noose.

An investigation revealed the twine had been attached to the historical marker to hold a floral arrangement in place, for at least 30 days.

Editors Note: Police initially said the twine had been attached to the marker since its dedication. On September 16, 2021 a correction was issued that it had been at least 30 days since the twine had been left.