A mannequin dressed in a police uniform and pig mask was found hanging from an overpass in Jacksonville, Florida, on Saturday morning, in what officials are calling a "mock lynching."
Officers responded to a report of a potential suicide by hanging and found the mannequin, which was dressed in an NYPD uniform.
Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams called the incident "extremely disturbing" in a statement released Saturday:
The mayor of Jacksonville also released a statement, saying, "I won't tolerate actions like this so blatantly meant to intimidate our police nor will I stand for it against any citizen."
Detectives are currently processing the crime scene and mannequin for DNA to identify persons of interest.