- Associated Press - Thursday, September 5, 2019

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Police at the University of Nevada, Reno have opened an investigation into the discovery of a swastika in the stairwell of a dormitory that opened last month in a downtown hotel-casino tower.

School spokeswoman Nichole Shearer says the swastika that was a few inches big was found Aug. 23 in a 17th floor stairwell of Wolf Pack Tower at Circus Circus.

Shearer says university police are not 100% certain the swastika wasn’t already there before the dorm was opened. She says the stairwell was not frequently accessed prior to students moving in.

Police are working with casino security to review surveillance video around the area.

About 1,300 students are living in the tower this year after a natural gas explosion in July forced the closure of UNR’s two largest residence halls.

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