NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) —  Police are investigating a disturbing discovery at a New York City Parks Department garage as a possible hate crime.

An employee found an African-American baby doll hanging with a chain noose around its neck at the department’s Bronx headquarters on Tuesday.

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The Parks Department says it won’t tolerate such behavior.

“The Parks Department does not tolerate hateful acts such as this or any form of discrimination. We are committed to maintaining a safe and respectful workplace for all staff,” officials said in a statement.

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Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe said the department is working with the NYPD.

(Thanks to NYC Park Advocates for the photo)

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