Noose present in black firefighter’s locker – WCCO
MINNEAPOLIS (AP / WCCO) – City officials in Bloomington, Minnesota have asked the FBI to investigate after a length of rope resembling a noose was found in a black firefighter’s locker.
Officials in the Minneapolis suburb said in a press release on Saturday that the rope was tied in what appeared to be a coarse noose and was discovered at a Bloomington fire station on June 15.
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The discovery was reported to Bloomington Fire Department chiefs Tuesday.
Fire chief Ulie Seal said acts that “epitomize hatred, intimidation and aggression will not be tolerated.”
“I can not imagine a circumstance in which this was not intended,” said Mayor Tim Busse. “The persons or the person who committed this act will be held accountable. We have made it very clear that this will not be tolerated, it will not be tolerated. “
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Looking ahead, Busse said racial justice and inclusion will be part of the city council meeting on July 13th. The focus of the discussion is the diversity of city services and the police.
The city of Bloomington has asked the FBI to investigate the incident. Those with tips or other knowledge of the incident are encouraged to call the FBI’s Minneapolis Field Office at 763-569-8000.
The city will provide an update on the situation on Monday.
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