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Police: KKK flyers, candy hearts found on Pa. residents' lawns

| Monday, May 14, 2018, 8:54 a.m.

HATBORO, Pa. — Residents of a Pennsylvania town say they awoke to find bags of candy hearts attached to pamphlets advocating the Ku Klux Klan strewn over their lawns.

Hatboro Police Chief James Gardner said Saturday police are investigating the incident that occurred sometime over the weekend. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports the flyers reference the Loyal White Knights, a North Carolina group that considers itself an active chapter in the KKK.

Plastic bags of candy hearts were attached to the flyers.

Gardner says he knows of no racial tensions in Hatboro that could have triggered the incident, describing the flyers as "distasteful at a minimum."

Gardner says police are investigating seriously because they have concerns about "someone going in the middle of the night and putting things on people's lawns."

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