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Graffiti including swastikas, N-word and threats scrawled in bathroom at Cal State Northridge

Graffiti including swastikas, N-word and threats scrawled in bathroom at Cal State Northridge
Authorities are investigating threatening graffiti messages found at Cal State Northridge.

Anti-Semitic and racist messages and threats scrawled in black marker in a building at Cal State Northridge on Wednesday prompted campus police to boost patrols.

The graffiti was reported about 4:45 p.m. inside a men’s restroom on the third floor of Sierra Hall. The messages and symbols were written in four or five locations in the bathroom, said Cal State Northridge Police Capt. Alfredo Fernandez.

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People on campus posted photos of the messages on Twitter late Wednesday.

“Mass shooting in Sierra Hall 12/12/18,” one read, above a swastika. Another included the N-word.

Fernandez said authorities had not identified a suspect.

“We’re just going to investigate it to try to determine what kind of threat we have, if it’s credible,” he said.

In a statement on Twitter, the university condemned the “hateful language and symbols” and said it was working to remove the graffiti. Shortly before 11 p.m., Fernandez said the graffiti had been cleaned up.

“CSUN is aware of the hateful and offensive graffiti in Sierra Hall. CSUN Police are investigating this use of hateful language and symbols and threat against our community,” the university said. “CSUN condemns this in the strongest possible terms.”

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