PITTSBURGH (KDKA/AP) – Pittsburgh police are hoping the public can identify a white man pictured in security video who might be connected to racist graffiti painted on a black-owned downtown barbershop.

Police aren’t calling the man a suspect, but say, “He is believed to be connected to the incident at VIP Styles barbershop on Nov. 30.”

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That’s when owner Victor Musgrove says a worker discovered the graffiti as she came in to open the shop that morning.

The graffiti says, “We are KKK” and then “We kill” and “No” -both followed by a racial slur.

The man in the grainy photograph taken from an unspecified security camera appears to be holding a gym bag.

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Chief Cameron McLay says the police take “all acts, including threatened acts, of hatred and violence very seriously.”

Anyone with information regarding this person’s identity is asked to call Zone 2 at 412-255-2827.

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