West Lafayette Police increase patrols due to threatening banners

West Lafayette Police officers are doing extra patrols because of threatening banners.

Posted: Jan. 23, 2018 6:25 PM
Updated: Jan. 23, 2018 6:35 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — West Lafayette Police officers are doing extra patrols on Tuesday because of racist banners posted outside of Unitarian Universalist Church.


One of the banners had "January 23rd" written on it. Police are on the lookout for anything suspicious around the city. Officers were also stationed outside West Lafayette High School, and at Cumberland and Happy Hollow Elementaries as a precaution.

Lieutenant Jonathan Eager said the police department is doing everything it can to keep people safe.

"We won't tolerate this type of hate and harassment and intimidation in our community. We take it very seriously." Eager said. We are investigating it as a criminal offense."

Eager said if you have any information about this investigation, do not hesitate to call the police.

"When you have a concern and you cal the police department, it's our job to run that down and see if there's any validity to it," Eager said. "You don't have to worry about if it's a bad tip or not."

Eager said he personally did a security walk-through at the Unitarian Universalist ChurchTuesday morning. Nothing suspicious was found.

The church is holding an Affirmation of Freedom rally Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at the church. The public is invited.

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