Noose Found in Public Park Bathroom in Conn.

The noose was found two days after the recreation director, who is black, made a campaign announcement at the park.

Monday, May 6, 2013  |  Updated 9:59 PM PDT
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Noose Found in Public Park Bathroom in Conn.

Town of New Hartford

Police are investigating after this noose was discovered in the men's bathroom at a New Hartford park.

Police are investigating after a noose was found hanging in the men's bathroom at a public park in Connecticut on Monday, according to the recreation director.

Staff found it hanging from the back of a door in a restroom in New Hartford's Brodie Park around 8 a.m. on Monday. The town's recreation director Dennis Minor was at town hall when one of his staffers called and said it had been found.

Minor said he was at the park on Saturday and it wasn’t there. People were also at the park on Sunday and nothing was reported, he said.

The noose was found two days after Minor, who is black, made a campaign announcement at the park that he is beginning his campaign for First Selectman, according to the Waterbury Republican-American. He told the Republican-American that he has no idea what the noose means and there was no note.

"I think this is a great town," Minor told the Hartford Courant. "If somebody had a bad day and felt like they needed to string up a noose, I feel sorry for them. This is a great town. I have nothing but great things to say about the town of New Hartford."
 

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