The Salisbury University Police Department, in conjunction with the FBI, has identified a suspect in the string of racist vandalism that occurred in Henson Hall, Fulton Hall and the Academic Commons last Wednesday, according to a press release from SU President Charles Wight's office.
The suspect does not appear to be a part of the campus community and does not have an immediate connection to campus.
The case has been referred to the Wicomico County State's Attorney's office to determine charges and prosecution.
The suspect has not been identified by name, and there have been no arrests for any charges.
Both SU Police and the Wicomico County State's Attorney's office declined to comment.
In an email to students and staff, Wight hopes this development will help ease fear and tension on campus.
"The racist threats scrawled on walls and doors in our academic buildings have caused a great deal of fear among members of our community," Wight said. "We hope that this significant development in the investigation helps to reassure the SU community and will rebuild our collective sense of security."
By SOFIA CARRASCO
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