Incident involving alleged noose investigated

June 17, 2008 3:44:39 PM PDT
An investigation is underway into an alleged incident with racial overtones involving firefighters in northwest Indiana. Michigan City mayor Chuck Oberlie has ordered an internal investigation into allegations that a white firefighter made a noose out of a fire hose and held it over the head of an African American firefighter.

Mayor Oberlie said the incident took place during a knot-tying class at the fire administration offices in Michigan City.

The mayor says discipline may be taken, pending the outcome of the investigation.