The main branch of the Raleigh County Public Library has surveillance video of a person vandalizing the flagpole and cutting down the American flag.
The incident happened at midnight between Sunday, July 27 and Monday, July 28. Officials with the library said that a person stood outside the library and made sure that no one was inside at the time. The person then cut the rope in three places and watched as the flag hit the ground, before the person walked away.
Employees at the library said that they have heard reports of other flags in Beckley being cut down. There was no police report issued by the library staff. The flagpole rope and the flag have been replaced. The library staff hope that someone may come forward to provide more information about how incident.
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