Black Family's Home Vandalized, Swastika and 'Terrorist Black Lives Matter' Drawn on Truck

An investigation has been launched after the home of a Black family in Michigan was targeted in a suspected racist attack.

Candace Hall and husband Eddie Hall Jr said they were sitting in the living room at their home in Warren around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday when they started to hear noises from outside.

Eddie Hall then looked and outside saw a man hiding behind a car and waving to another person. As he went to go get his gun, a large rock was thrown through the living room window.

When police arrived at the home to investigate, they found that the tires on each of the couple's cars had been slashed, as well as the car belonging to their 18-year-old son, who was also inside the house at the time.

Their truck had also been graffitied with racist language and threats, including a message reading "terrorist Black Lives Matter" and a swastika.

The family believe they were targeted before because of a Black Lives Matter sign that is displayed outside their home.

"There is tension around here. We are good with the neighborhood. There is tension because of Black Lives Matter and white supremacists," Candace Hall told The Detroit News.

Warren Police are now treating the incident as a possible hate crime, reports WXYZ.

Detectives are trying to see if any neighborhood surveillance footage captured the suspects. The Hall's home surveillance system did not have working batteries at the time.

The family said they will not be deterred from supporting the Black Lives Matter movement in the wake of the attack against them.

"We are shook up from this. We are not running. I am not going to take my sign down. We are not leaving. We are standing our ground," Candace Hall said.

"I want people to know we are not hateful people. We are forgiving people. We are praying for them and that God will take the hate out of their hearts."

In a statement, Warren Mayor Jim Fouts said: "I'm outraged and upset by a cowardly act of what appears to be a racially motivated attack on a home and vehicle of an African American family in Warren.

"This attack occurred yesterday evening. This is completely unacceptable and will NOT be tolerated in our city.

Fouts added: "Our city is a true melting pot of many different races and religions.

All help to make Warren a good community. They are all welcome but those who would peddle hate and cause destruction are NOT welcome in Warren and should be aware that our city leadership and myself in particular will never stop in pursuit of justice."

Warren Police have been contacted for comment.

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A protester holds up a placard reading 'All BLM (short for: Black Lives Matter) during a demonstration in Deventer, The Netherlands, on June 14 as part of the worldwide protests against racism and police brutality. A Michigan family is speaking out after they were targeted with racist vandalism. ROBIN VAN LONKHUIJSEN/ANP/AFP/Getty
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