DETROIT – Detroit police are investigating after a possible noose was found hanging over the front desk of the 11th Precinct on the city’s east side.
Police are working to determine if it is a noose, electrical wire or something else.
Officials said the lobby is closed to the public due to renovations.
On Friday, a general service worker was removing ceiling tiles from the lobby and saw the loop hanging from a rafter, according to authorities.
The object was left there and officers saw it hanging from the rafters when they came in the next day, police said.
An officer took a picture and posted it on social media.
A supervisor cut the object down and authorities launched an investigation, officials said.
“We immediately started the investigation,” Deputy Chief Elaine Bryant said. “I don’t know if it’s a racial issue or deliberate. We don’t believe someone came into the building, which is manned 24/7, and put it up in the ceiling only for it to be found later.”
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