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Connecticut Construction Site Closed by Amazon

On Wednesday, Amazon paused work at a site in Windsor, Connecticut, for the second time in as many weeks. It was closed after an apparent noose was discovered for the eighth time in as many weeks. On the 5th level of the planned fulfillment center, workers found a red rope “with a noose attached at the end” entangled in yellow electrical lines, Windsor Police Chief Donald Melanson said at a press conference.

The facility had only recently reopened after being taken down last week when the seventh apparent noose was discovered. Workers discovered the other six in the previous week of April. Because that portion of the site hadn’t been worked on in two weeks, investigators assume the rope recovered Wednesday had been there for at least that long. There was no one in a noose, is what Melanson told the reporters.

The facility was evacuated, and the FBI was brought in to investigate. According to Melanson, “it’s almost certainly a worker” who is to blame. Amazon and the construction crew are offering a $100,000 prize for information leading to the person’s identity who placed the nooses at the building site.

An Amazon spokesperson said, “Today, the site was shut down to allow the FBI to continue their investigation following the discovery of a noose found under electrical materials. We will continue to work with all levels of law enforcement as well as our development partners, to hold the perpetrators accountable and ensure that all members of our community feel valued, respected and safe.”

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