A flag with a swastika was draped on the main road sign of the Temple of the High Country on Wednesday night, according to the Boone Police Department in North Carolina.
According to Boone Police Sgt. Dennis O’Neal, officers responded at around 7:30 p.m. to the Temple for a person waving a flag with a swastika out front. Once officers arrived, they found the flag draped over the Temple of the High Country sign but could not locate the person who was allegedly waving it. The incident is under investigation.
“We’re certainly going to be increasing our patrols around the area and working with (the Temple of the High Country) for additional security during their upcoming events, which we often do anyway,” Boone Police Chief Andy Le Beau said.
The flag has been taken into evidence.
Le Beau said the department would continue to work with the Temple of the High Country.
“I’m just sorry this happened in our community,” Le Beau said. “I’m sorry that people feel this way and want to make our neighbors uncomfortable. We want to do what we can to reassure them that we’re doing our job and looking into it, and we want to get to the bottom of it and find out who this is and make sure there’s no bigger plot that’s going on.”