(Bloomington, MN) -- The FBI has been asked to investigate the discovery of a piece of rope resembling a noose that was found in the locker belong to a Black firefighter in Bloomington.

The rope was found June 15th and reported to Bloomington Fire Department leaders last Tuesday. Mayor Tim Busse tells television reporters he is “disgusted, angry and embarrassed by this cowardly act.” The fire chief says such acts “will not be tolerated” in his department.