Police recover noose found outside Crown Heights church

Police recover noose found outside Crown Heights church
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Police were searching for a suspect who they say left a noose outside of a Crown Heights church on June 22, according to authorities.

The hangman’s knot was discovered in some bushes surrounding United House of Prayer for All Church, located at 1323 Park Place between Schenectady and Utica avenues, Saturday morning, and police arrived at around 9 a.m. to remove the ominous length of rope, cops said.

No arrests have been made, and the investigation by the Police Department’s Hate Crimes Task Force remains ongoing, according to authorities.

The incident at the non-denominational church follows Mayor Bill de Blasio creation of the Office of the Prevention of Hate Crimes earlier this month to combat rising hate crimes stats throughout the city.

“In New York City, we celebrate and uphold our differences and reject any attempt to hate or divide,” de Blasio said at the time. “We will never stand idly by while our fellow New Yorkers are targeted because of their race, religion, sexual orientation or any other quality that makes them who they are.”

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