BEMIDJI (WCCO) — The Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a cross burning in Bemidji that happened last Friday.
On May 25 at 12:40 a.m., the Sheriff’s Office responded to a call regarding a burning cross in the reporting party’s yard, located in Northern Township in Bemidji.READ MORE: Judge To Decide On Evidence Allowed At Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
The victim told police a single suspect fled on foot from the area at the time of the cross burning.READ MORE: Minnesota Weather: Severe Weather Threat Fizzles, But More Heavy Rainfall Coming Overnight
Deputies found a racist message and other racist artifacts on the cross.
The Sheriff’s Office is investigating the case as a bias crime.MORE NEWS: What Is The Key To A Long Life?
Anyone with information is asked to call the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office at 218-333-9111 or 888-449-9111.