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Purchase Student Arrested for Nazi Posters

A disturbing story out of SUNY Purchase, where a student is accused of hanging multiple  posters and flyers incorporating a swastika and symbols of Nazi Germany, on and near the Humanities Building.

The complaint from the Westchester District Attorney states, “the defendant posted multiple flyers on the campus frequented and utilized by members of the Jewish community…during the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah.”

Purchase College student Gunnar Hassard (above) was arrested by University Police and arraigned in Harrison Town Court for Aggravated Harassment in the First Degree, a class E felony, for hanging posters with Nazi symbolism in areas of the campus.

Bail was set at $5,000 cash or bond. His next court date is scheduled for Jan. 8, 2019.


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