Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Hate Crime at Charlotte/Douglas International Airport (KCLT) Intimidates Employee

Charlotte, NC - 

Local authorities are looking into a hate crime that occurred at Charlotte Douglas airport Monday.
A US Airways employee found a noose hanging from his work locker. The noose was made of plastic, and was either attached Monday morning or sometime last weekend.

The employee who found the noose on his locker has worked at the airport for more than 30 years. He is African American and Muslim.

A police report on the incident says "the item attached to his work locker... caused him to be intimidated."

Police are not sure who put the noose on the employee's locker.

US Airways released this statement: "American Airlines is aware of the incident and we are investigating. We take such matters very seriously and have a very strong and clear policy regarding employee conduct, as stated on"

The FBI would not confirm or deny to My FOX Carolinas that they are investigating.

Charlotte Mecklenburg Police are working with US Airways Corporate Security to investigate the incident.

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