Anti-Semitic posters found in Omaha neighborhoods

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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) -- Flyers containing anti-Semitic messages found in some Omaha neighborhoods has caused concern for residents.

One of those anti-Semitic flyers was found by the UNO campus near 67th and Dodge. It has caused quite the stir of emotions in the area.

"It disgusted me, it really shocked me that this kind of thing could appear in Omaha,” said Darin Kiel.

Most reports 6 News has seen have come out of the Dundee area. Police are aware of the posters. OPD says since no direct threats have been made, the flyers fall into the free speech category. It makes it difficult to actually file a criminal report.

Still for those finding the flyers, like Darin Kiel, say it's sickening.

"Flyers like this are neither honest nor rational, they push people’s emotional buttons, they intimidate the targets and play on the fear and prejudice of other people, there is nothing good that comes out of this,” said Kiel.

Omaha Police tell 6 News they will continue to monitor any developments. You're also encouraged to report these to the Mayor’s Hotline at 402-444-5555 and Anti-Defamation League.