The east building of the National Gallery of Art in 2013. A noose was found about a block from the museum, at Third Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. (Bill O’Leary/The Washington Post)
A noose was found Saturday on the Mall, at least the third in that area in recent weeks.
The noose was hanging from a lamppost near the National Gallery of Art, said Sgt. Anna Rose, spokeswoman for the U.S. Park Police.
She said it was found about 3 p.m. near Third Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. The site is near the gallery’s East Building.
[Perspective: What to do with the noose left at the African American Museum? Make it part of the collection.]
One noose was found in a tree May 26 near the Hirshhorn Museum, and another was found May 31 inside the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
The Park Police are investigating, Rose said.