Police in Hornell, New York arrested three people one day after dozens of pamphlets with swastikas were left in a church and a synagogue..
Three individuals, Aubrey Dragonetti, Dylan Henry, and Ryan Mulhollen, were charged with 115 felony counts on Monday, Hornell Police Chief T.J. Murray said. Pamphlets with the words “Aryan National Army” and an image of a skull inside a swastika were left inside the Hornell church and synagogue on July 10-11, according to Murray. The individuals also allegedly posted pamphlets throughout a nearby local park. (RELATED: Two Women Plead Guilty To Hate Crimes After Video Showed Them Violently Confronting Trump Supporters)
Two men and a woman were arrested in Hornell, New York, after white supremacist literature was found across the small city, including at a Black church and a synagogue.
The suspects were each charged with 115 counts of a hate crime, one for each leaflet.https://t.co/H8wO8ncZxk
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“Our patrols ended up intercepting the two males that were arrested as they were dispersing these items throughout the community,” Murray said, according to CNN.
The three individuals have reportedly provided statements to authorities. Murray said he believed the three were “acting collectively” to distribute the pamphlets.
“It’s not reflective of who we are as a community here in Hornell,” Mayor John Buckley said of the incident. “Hornell is a very warm, welcoming and accepting community and there’s no room for any hate whatsoever.”