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Violent message targeting Muslims found at Multnomah Co. office

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

Police are investigating after a Multnomah County employee found a hateful and threatening message inside a county office.

County leaders say the employee spotted the message at the Lincoln Building in southwest Portland on Wednesday. 

It was a sticker advocating violence against Muslims and it was found in a break room.

Officials said the area is only accessible by people with employee badges, but it is a common space used by other tenants of the building, including state workers.

County leaders say they have a zero tolerance policy regarding hate speech. They sent a letter to all employees about the issue and they’re asking anyone with information to come forward.

The incident comes on the heels of a recent request by Multnomah County Commissioner Loretta Smith to conduct an independent review of potential racial bias within county employment practices.

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