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Hate Crimes Unit investigating wooden swastika in southwest Edmonton

The area where a burning swastiska is said to have been found in southwest Edmonton in the early hours of April 21, 2014.
The area where a burning swastiska is said to have been found in southwest Edmonton in the early hours of April 21, 2014. Global News

EDMONTON – Edmonton Police’s Hate Crimes Unit is investigating after a wooden swastika was set ablaze in the southwest part of the city.

A motorist alerted police to the six-by-six feet tall burning swastika at Anthony Henday westbound near the Rabbit Hill Road exit, in the early hours of Monday morning.

Fire fighters were called to the scene and quickly put out the flames.

There are no suspects at this time.

Anyone who has information on the incident is asked to call police at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone. Anonymous information can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online.

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