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Suspect ID'd in connection to racially charged graffiti found at Salisbury University

Posted at 1:51 PM, Feb 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-21 13:53:30-05

SALISBURY, Md. (WMAR) — Salisbury University announced Friday that a suspect had been identified in connection to racially charged vandalism discovered on campus Wednesday.

The University didn't release the potential suspect's name, but said they're not believed to be a member of the campus community.

Now the Wicomico County State’s Attorney’s Office is reviewing the case for possible charges.

RELATED: Racist threats found on Salisbury University's campus

"The racist threats scrawled on walls and doors in our academic buildings have caused a great deal of fear among members of our community," said University President Charles A. Wight. "We hope that this significant development in the investigation helps to reassure the SU community and will rebuild our collective sense of security."

Two messages were found, one on a door and another on a wall. Both included the N-word and disparaged Black History Month as a hanging month.

Classes were canceled the day the graffiti was discovered, but resumed the following morning.