LAUREL, Md. —Laurel police are asking for the public's help to identify a truck that backed into the Islamic Community Center on Contee Road Monday night. The incident is now being investigated as a possible hate crime.
"Laurel police were informed of the incident Tuesday morning," said Police Chief Richard McLaughlin. "It was originally classified as a case of vandalism. Based on new information from the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the case has now been reclassified as a possible hate crime."
The Council for American-Islamic Relations is calling for a federal probe into the incident.