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Police Identify ‚ÄėPerson of Interest‚Äô in University of Maryland Noose Case

COLLEGE PARK, Md. ‚ÄĒ Police at the University of Maryland have alerted College Park campus officials about a ‚Äúperson of interest‚ÄĚ involved in hanging a noose in a fraternity house kitchen earlier this year.

University of Maryland Police Chief David Mitchell said in a statement Friday the department is committed to creating a safe campus free from hate and discrimination.

The April 27 display was classified as a hate incident. Police say they spent 600 hours investigating it and interviewed more than 60 people.

A statement on the police agency‚Äôs website says investigators also reviewed video and swipe card access records and have ‚Äúreferred a person of interest to campus officials for disciplinary review.‚ÄĚ

The noose was found inside the house of the school’s Phi Kappa Tau chapter.

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