Leesburg Police are investigating several incidents involving propaganda fliers being distributed by individuals claiming to be Ku Klux Klan members throughout the northeast quadrant of town.
Shortly after 10 p.m. Friday, Leesburg Police received the first report of suspicious fliers found outside of a home on Aurora Court. The preliminary investigation revealed that the fliers appear to contain propaganda material and were most likely distributed targeted for distribution around the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday.
Residents reported finding the fliers inside plastic baggies with bird seed.
The material appears to have been distributed randomly and was not specifically targeting any particular individual or individuals. As with previous incidents involving similar fliers, investigators will work with local, state and federal partners to identify any threats to the community.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call police at 703-771-4500. Those wishing to to remain anonymous may call the Leesburg Crime Line at 703-443-TIPS (8477). Information can also be sent using TIPSUBMIT via text. Text 274637 (CRIMES) and begin your message with LPDTIP.