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CROSS BURNED AT HOME OF INTERRACIAL COUPLES

Two interracial couples woke up early Sunday to discover a cross burning in front of their Long Island home, police said.

The couples awoke at about 3 a.m. when someone rang the doorbell of their Lake Grove home, said Suffolk County Detective Sgt. Robert Reeks. When they opened the door they found a wooden cross burning on the front lawn.

The two-family home is occupied by an interracial family on the first floor and an interracial couple on the second floor, Reeks said.

Bias crime detectives and the FBI are investigating, Reeks said.