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35 pride flags stolen/damaged, Boise police investigating 'malicious harassment' charge

{p}A flag raised by the City of Boise for the 2018 Pride festival (CBS2 file){/p}

A flag raised by the City of Boise for the 2018 Pride festival (CBS2 file)

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An estimated 21 pride flags were stolen from along Harrison Blvd. in Boise, and Boise police are investigating for "possible malicious harassment charges."

The flags are owned by the Pride Foundation and were put up in association with Pride month. Police are unsure when the flags were actually stolen--they could've been taken anywhere between Monday night and Wednesday morning.

On Wednesday, 21 flags were missing and one was damaged. By Thursday, an estimated 35 flags were missing or damaged.

Police went to every home along Harrison Blvd in the area, and they are reviewing surveillance footage.

“The Boise Police department is directing a number of resources to investigate this crime and detectives are working to identify those responsible and hold them accountable,” said Tammany Brooks, Boise Police deputy chief. “Our officers will not tolerate any crime that targets or makes someone feel targeted because of who they are or who they choose to love.”

Anyone with information on this incident or footage of it is asked to contact the Boise Police Department.

"The theft of the pride flags along Harrison Boulevard over the last several days is unacceptable, it has no place in our city," the Boise City Council said on social media.

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