Temple University Police are searching for the persons of interest in relation to an incident in which a swastika and a racial slur were drawn in the snow on top of a car parked near Temple’s campus.
A member of Temple's Black Student Union spotted the car Friday morning parked on the 2100 block of North Carlisle Street. Both the N Word and a swastika were drawn into the snow on the car’s windshield and hood. The member took a photo of the messages and the picture was eventually shared on social media.
Temple University spokesperson Brandon Lausch confirmed with NBC10 that police are investigating the incident.
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“Temple University condemns the use of these symbols and language in the strongest terms,” Lausch said in a released statement. “The incident has been reported to Temple University Police and is actively being investigated. The university will make every effort to identify those responsible, and will hold them accountable.”
Saturday night, Temple University Police released photos of persons of interest in the incident. One man is wearing a Philadelphia Eagles jersey, a second man a striped blue shirt and the third a Phillies jersey.
If you have any information, please call Temple Police at 215-204-1234. Lausch also says Temple students who want to speak to a university administrator about the incident should call the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, Advocacy and Leadership (IDEAL) at 215-204-5509.