- Associated Press - Friday, January 20, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) - Metro Transit Police are investigating after a noose was found hanging in a break room at the transit agency’s Carmen Turner Facility.

The Washington Post reports (https://wapo.st/2jHzOw4) that Metro General Manager Paul J. Wiedefeld sent a message to staff Thursday describing it as an act of “threatening behavior.”

The noose, he said, is “an ugly symbol of racial hatred, and threats have no place in the work environment.”

Transit police and Metro’s Office of Equal Employment are working to identify the person responsible. The person who placed the noose could face disciplinary action “up to and including termination.”

The memo included phone numbers and email addresses where employees can anonymously report related information.

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