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  • July 10, 2020

The FBI and Justice Department are assisting the Altoona Police Department’s investigation after a noose was found last month at a work site on the Facebook Data Center property in Altoona, Iowa.

Altoona police officials say they contacted the FBI on June 19, the day the noose was found. The date coincided with Juneteenth, the annual holiday celebrating the end of slavery. 

Interviews are still being conducted in the investigation, according to Altoona Police Department Public Information Officer Alyssa Wilson. While federal investigators were already involved with the incident, as of Thursday, all information in the case will be filtered through the FBI’s Omaha office.

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Facebook boycott:Civil rights leaders condemn Zuckerberg, Facebook for fueling racial hatred and violence Altoona police have also urged anyone with information regarding the case to call 515-967-5132 and reference case 20-000756.

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