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Montgomery County Police Continue to Investigate Bias Incident

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Gaithersburg, MD - Montgomery County Police Officers responded to a neighborhood off Forest Grove Drive in Silver Spring for the report of a bias incident that occurred on Saturday, December 19, 2021.

The initial complainant stated that at approximately 12:45 a.m., they observed an unknown male subject in, what appeared to be a dark colored Volkswagen Jetta, throw literature from his car window. Dozens of fliers containing Anti-Semitic language, alleging a connection between the Jewish faith and a “COVID agenda” were discovered throughout the Forest Estate neighborhood.

The Montgomery County Police Department takes these events seriously, has coordinated with the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), and continues to investigate and identify the person(s) responsible for this incident.

Additional information about reporting a hate bias event can be found on the department’s website: https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/pol/howdoI/report-a-hate-bias-incident.html

Anyone with information on this incident or the identity of the suspect, is asked to call the 3rd District Patrol - Community Engagement Division at 240-773-6800.  

 

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Release ID: 21-513
Media Contact: S.D. Goff 
Categories: hate-crime