Date: May 27, 2017
Washington, DC – On Friday May 26, 2017 shortly before 6 pm United States Park Police were requested to assist the Smithsonian Police regarding suspicious activity in the vicinity of the Hirshhorn Museum. A Smithsonian Police Officer reported to have found a noose hanging from a tree while conducting security checks on the grounds.
The the noose was located inside the dense canopy of a tree, located on the west side of the plaza. It is unknown when the noose was hung or how long it had been there.
The USPP continues to investigate this case. Anyone with information is encouraged to call 202-610-7500, or our tipline 202-610-8737.