An investigation is underway after an employee discovered a noose in the aisle of the East Liberty location of Home Depot.
According to the employee, who wished to not be identified, the noose was found in aisle 14, near the rope and chains, hanging from a rope dispenser.
Since the discovery, the employee said he feels he is “working in a hostile environment and feels threatened now to go to work” and calls it a form of terrorism.
According to him, this not the first time he has encountered something like this. He claims he has seen swastikas written on the bathroom walls and left up for weeks at a time before they were removed.
It is unknown if the noose was tied by an employee or a customer. According to reports this is just one of several Home Depot locations around the country where an incident like this has occurred.