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Noose Found At UConn Health Center Construction Site


University of Connecticut police are investigating the discovery of a noose inside a construction site at the UConn Health Center in Farmington. Turner Construction issued a statement saying a worker found noose on Wednesday.  Construction was stopped and company officials had a meeting with the construction crew.

The company says it has a zero tolerance policy for harassment and anyone found responsible for placing the noose at the site will not be allowed back.

Tom Breen, a spokesman for UConn, says the school also condemns the apparent act of intimidation and harassment in the strongest possible terms.

Police are investigating it as a possible hate crime.

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Jim is WAMC’s Assistant News Director and hosts WAMC's flagship news programs: Midday Magazine, Northeast Report and Northeast Report Late Edition. Email: jlevulis@wamc.org
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