Garwood, NJ (WPIX) — A New Jersey man has raised a flag that is causing concern among his neighbors.
The unidentified man recently hung an ISIS flag outside his home in Garwood. When a picture was posted onto Twitter, neighbors on Winslow Place called the police.
The flag, which represents an Islamic extremist group responsible for violence in Iraq, has since been removed from display and replaced with a Turkish flag. Even so, neighbors still wonder why the flag was there to begin with.
PIX11 has confirmed the flag was on display at the home for at least three weeks.
Retired Jersey City police officer Ed Bergin, who lives doors away from the home said, “I just hope the authorities handle it from here.”
“For a man to fly a flag like that, authorities have to get involved in it,” Bergin said.
The man technically cannot be arrested for displaying a flag on his property, but he is on the radar of several law enforcement agencies. Neighbors say police visited the man Tuesday.
Bergin described him as a loner who does not talk to anybody and always looks straight ahead.
Twitter erupted has erupted with tweets about the flag.
The man could not be reached for comment.