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San Diego County Sheriff's Department investigating after man shows up at store in swastika mask

San Diego County Sheriff's Department
Posted at 3:48 PM, May 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-08 18:48:26-04

SANTEE, Calif. (KGTV) -- Deputies are investigating after a man wearing a swastika mask showed up at a Santee Grocery store Thursday evening.

Authorities were called to the Food 4 Less on the 9400 block of Cuyamaca Street just after 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Deputies were called to the store after receiving reports of a man wearing a mask with a swastika symbol on it.

After responding, deputies asked the man to remove the mask and he complied, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department says.

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The department will continue to look into the matter, authorities say.

"The Sheriff's Department does not condone hate or acts of intolerance. We are a county that is welcoming of people from all backgrounds," the department said.

The incident comes just days after a Santee man arrived at a Vons in Santee wearing a Ku Klux Klan hood.