Incident involving alleged noose investigated

MICHIGAN CITY 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.

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