UMPD looking for help in Hate Bias crimes

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COLLEGE PARK, Md, – The Maryland Police Department have responded to three different hate bias incidents in the Ellicott Dining Hall between the dates of September 28th and October 9th. All of the incidents occurred in the same location: the men’s restroom. Offensive language and drawings were found inside the stall, written in black marker.


The incident on September 28th happened around 10:00 a.m. An offensive drawing and language was on the wall inside the men’s restroom

On October 7th a little before 6:00 p.m. an offensive phrase and a swastika were also found on the wall in the men’s restroom.

And finally, on October 9th around 4:00 p.m the most recent incident occurred. Offensive writing was found once again written in the men’s bathroom.


The UMPD have been investigating the incidents and are now asking the public for their help. They are offering a $2000 reward for anyone who has information that can help identify the suspect or suspects in this case. Anyone with information is asked to call the UMPD at 301-405-3555 or email them at For individuals wishing to remain anonymous, you can visit

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