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Swastikas, Star of David found in snow in Carmel

A swastika in the snow in front of a Jewish family's home in Carmel, Indiana. (Provided Photo/Andrea Kruszynski)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The Carmel Police Department is investigating after swastikas and a Star of David were found in the snow in front of a Jewish family’s home in Carmel.

The Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council responded to the incident in a Facebook post:

“The Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council, Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis, and ADL Midwest are appalled by the graffiti of swastikas and Star of David in the snow of the house of a Jewish family in Carmel. This hate has no place in Indiana. Carmel police and our partners with Safe Indiana are aware and investigating. With the shocking rise in antisemitism in the past four and a half months, we urge you to continue to be vigilant. Please report any incident at:“

Carmel Mayor Sue Finkam released a statement regarding the incident:

“As Mayor, I condemn in the strongest terms this despicable act. This hateful display has no place in our city and will not be tolerated. Carmel is a welcoming community and together we stand in solidarity against all forms of bigotry and hate. Carmel PD is looking into the isolated incident. Out of respect for the privacy of the family, no further details are being released.”

(Provided Photo/Andrea Kruszynski)
(Provided Photo/Andrea Kruszynski)
(Provided Photo/Andrea Kruszynski)