Workers found a red rope “with a noose at the end” tangled in yellow electrical cables on the 5th floor of the planned distribution center, Windsor Police Chief Donald Melanson told a press conference .
The site had just reopened on Monday, having closed last week when the apparent seventh noose was found. The other six were discovered by workers during the last week of April.
Investigators believe the rope found on Wednesday had been there for at least two weeks, as that area of the site had not been worked during that time.
“This one was clearly a noose,” Melanson told reporters, calling the act “unacceptable” and a “hate crime”.
Police evacuated the facility and called the FBI, who are also investigating.
Melanson said that “in all likelihood it is a worker” who is responsible.
Amazon and the construction team are offering a reward of $ 100,000 for information that leads to whoever left the nodes on the site.
“Today the site was closed to allow the FBI to continue its investigation following the discovery of a noose found under electrical materials,” an Amazon spokesperson told NBC Connecticut.
“We will continue to work with all levels of law enforcement, as well as with our development partners, to hold perpetrators accountable and ensure that all members of our community feel valued, respected and safe.”