American pharmaceutical company Merck is investigating after a noose was found at its plan in Durham, North Carolina, The News and Observer reports.
The newspaper reports that a contractor found “a rope fashioned as a noose” at a construction project at Merck’s 262-acre facility. The Durham site is one of two that were tasked earlier this year with manufacturing the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.
“Actions such as these will NOT be tolerated and individuals found committing such acts will be dealt with swiftly and severely,” management for the site said in an email to the News and Observer. “As a leadership team, we are disgusted that anyone on our plant site would engage in such behavior.”
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