RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada officials say an American flag from a World War II battleship that was stolen from its display Saturday after people broke into Reno City Hall has been returned.
A city spokesman said the glass display case that held the U.S.S. Reno flag was smashed during demonstrations protesting the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody in Minneapolis.
A KRNV journalist said the flag was inside a package anonymously delivered to the station Tuesday. The package included a note that read:
Looters were flag burning
RIP Gorge Floyd
The journalist said she called the city immediately and the vice mayor arrived within the hour with tears in his eyes.
The flag was donated to the city in 1946. Two sailors from Reno served on the U.S.S. Reno during the war.