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American University police release videos showing suspects accused of hanging anti-immigration posters

Anti-immigration posters discovered Monday

American University police release videos showing suspects accused of hanging anti-immigration posters

A video released by Public Safety shows one of the suspects walking past the Kay Spiritual Life Center near Kerwin Hall on Sunday night. 

AU police have released three videos depicting two people suspected of hanging anti-immigration posters around campus Sunday night. The suspects are accused of vandalism, according to a Public Safety press release.

The subjects were observed attaching posters at various exterior locations on campus at approximately 10:07 p.m. Sunday, according to the release. The pair walked east on Massachusetts Avenue toward Ward Circle and crossed over Ward Circle to Kerwin Hall before continuing down Nebraska Avenue toward Roper Hall, the release said.

Public Safety described one suspect as having a small build and wearing a plaid flannel-style coat or shirt, jeans, a dark-colored cap and a dark-colored cloth covering his or her face. The other suspect had a large build and was wearing a green/tan coat, jeans and a dark-colored cap, the release said.

The suspects, who are shown walking across campus and hanging posters in the videos, left the AU area on foot at approximately 10:14 p.m. The Public Safety release advised viewers to “pay special attention to the Fletcher Gate video,” taken as the two suspects left campus.

“Several other people are in the area with the suspects,” the release said. “You may have seen the suspects leave the area.”

People with information regarding the identity of the suspects can contact AU police at 202-885-2527 or submit an anonymous online tip.

hsamsel@theeagleonline.com


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