‘Person Of Interest’ Named In Campus Park Noose Incident

On Friday, the University of Maryland Police Department said a “person of interest” has been named in the ongoing investigation into a noose incident that occurred in a fraternity house kitchen on April 27.

Police were called to investigate a noose in the University of Maryland, College Park’s Fraternity Row house 5 around 1:30 p.m. Housekeeping, catering staff and fraternity members were disturbed by the presentation, officials previously said.

The UMPD said its investigators are committed and have dedicated 600 hours investigating the “hate incident.”Through swipe card access records and videos, investigators have been able to name a person of interest, which has been referred to campus officials for disciplinary reviews.

“UMPD is committed to creating a safe campus that is free from hate and discrimination,” David B. Mitchell, University of Maryland Chief of Police, said in a statement. “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.”

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