Detectives find person of interest for noose hung at UMD frat house

Posted at 12:41 PM, Aug 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-28 18:41:49-04

Detectives with the University of Maryland's Police Department have identified a person of interest regarding a noose that was found in a fraternity house's kitchen back in April. 

On April 27 between 1:30 p.m. and 1:45 p.m. a noose was found at a fraternity house located at 5 Fraternity Row.

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University President Wallace Loh called the incident despicable. “I resolutely condemn the use of a symbol of violence and hatred for the purpose of intimidating members of our University of Maryland community,” he said in a statement.

University of Maryland detectives said they have spent over 600 hours investigating this case, and have turned their person of interest to campus officials for disciplinary review. 

"UMPD is committed to creating a safe campus that is free from hate and discrimination," said UMD Chief of Police David B. Mitchell. "As always, members of the UMD community are asked to reach out and report when they see hate, so we can protect our community and create a safer campus."