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FBI, Omaha police investigating racist graffiti at park
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FBI, Omaha police investigating racist graffiti at park

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OMAHA — Omaha police and the FBI are investigating after someone spray-painted racist graffiti on a grassy area at a park in west Omaha.

The graffiti covered a large area at Lake Zorinsky Park and included a racial slur, a swastika and a stick-figure hanging from a noose, police said.

Maintenance crews removed the graffiti Tuesday as soon as officials learned of it, Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert said. Authorities are investigating the vandalism as a hate crime, she said.

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“The racist writings and symbols painted on the grass at Zorinsky Park are not indicative of what Omaha is or what Omaha citizens believe,” Stothert said in a written statement. “We do not tolerate acts of hate.”

Omaha police and the FBI are asking anyone who has information, video or pictures regarding the vandalism to contact Crime Stoppers.

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