By Associated Press - Friday, December 25, 2015

PATCHOGUE, N.Y. (AP) - Hate crimes detectives are investigating after fliers promoting the Ku Klux Klan were left on cars parked at a Long Island hospital and apartment complex.

Suffolk County police say they were called around 1 a.m. Friday reporting that the leaflets were left on cars parked at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital in Patchogue. A hospital spokeswoman did not immediately respond to a message seeking comment Friday night.

Police say the pamphlets were also left on cars at a nearby apartment complex.

A police spokesman said detectives from the police department’s hate crimes unit are probing the incident, though it does not appear to be a criminal act.

Police launched a similar investigation in September 2014 after KKK fliers were found in the Suffolk County communities of West Babylon and Shirley.

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