US Air employee says noose attached to locker at work

by: Paige Hansen Updated:


CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A US Airways employee at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport says he found a noose attached to his locker at work.
Channel 9 started asking about the case after we found a police report filed Monday with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police.  Wednesday, Eyewitness News learned the FBI has been notified.
According to a report filed with police, Michael Aziz-Muhammad, said he found a "teal colored cord tied into a hangman's noose" attached to his locker at work. An FBI spokesperson said they have been contacted about the case, but wouldn't say whether the agency is investigating.
US Airways says it is looking into the case and cooperating with the investigation. The airline wouldn't say whether it is looking at this as a hate crime or if anyone had been placed on leave.
Channel 9 reached out to American Airlines, which has partnered with US Airways.
A spokesperson said, "American Airlines is aware of the incident and currently investigating.  We do take these matters very seriously." Wednesday, when Eyewitness News learned the FBI may be involved, the airline updated its statement to say it has a strong and clear policy about employee conduct.
Channel 9 also learned Aziz-Muhammad is a member of the International Association of Machinists union. The local union president, Bill Wise said he has not been contacted about this case and that the union only gets involved they are asked to do so by a member.