Hate crimes investigation: Scarecrow with noose around neck found at Suffolk senior center

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NORTH AMITYVILLE, NY — Investigators with the Hate Crimes Unit launched an investigation into a scarecrow found hanging by a noose at a North Amityville senior center on Monday.

The scarecrow was placed at the Cedar Road center sometime between Friday afternoon and Monday at 12:05 p.m., Suffolk County police said.

Detectives are asking anyone with information on this incident to call Hate Crimes Unit detectives at 631-852-6553 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential .

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