BALTIMORE (WJZ)– Smithsonian police found a noose in the vicinity of the Hirshhorn Museum Friday in Washington D.C. while conducting a security check.

U.S. Park Police say shortly before 6 p.m. officers found a noose inside the dense canopy of a tree.

Officials couldn’t confirm how long the noose was there.

The USPP continues to investigate this case. Anyone with information is encouraged to call 202-610-7500, or the tipline 202-610-8737.

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