Surveillance video shows American University hate crime suspect

WASHINGTON – American University Campus Police released surveillance video, Tuesday, showing the suspect wanted for a recent hate crime on campus.

Investigators say the person in the video is a person of interest in a racially motivated hate crime targeting Alpha Kappa Alpha, Inc. (AKA) sorority.

Police say between 3:45 a.m. and 4:10 a.m., Monday, the subject hanged bananas with nooses at various locations on campus.

According to police, the subject was wearing a black long sleeve shirt and black pants, may have worn a hat or mask, and may have entered a white/silver sedan near Rockwood Parkway.

The releasing of surveillance came after hundreds of students walked out of a meeting with the University’s president, and marched to the administration building to turn in withdrawal slips.

As students protested, they demanded the university be transparent in investigating the racially charged crime.

Campus police are offering a $1,000 dollar reward for the identification of the person in the surveillance video.

Community members are also encouraged to contact the American University Police Department immediately at (202) 885-3636 if this subject is seen on campus.

Full surveillance video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-A4wo7pupWs