Published April 28, 2016
WINDOW ROCK – NAVAJO NATION—The Navajo Department of Public Safety released a news release on Wednesday night declaring a recent postings on social media to be hoaxes.
Navajo Nation Law Enforcement officials have been made aware of alarming social media postings on Facebook that are indicating violence, loss of life, and alerting people in the communities of Window Rock, Holbrook, Ganado, Chinle, Tuba City, Whitecone, Steamboat, Greasewood, Dilkon and Winslow that their safety is at risk.
“We want the Navajo people to know that this alarm-ing information has not been confirmed by the Navajo Nation Police Department. The police department has not received any such reports of casualties within or near the mentioned communities,” says Director of Public Safety Jesse Delmar.
The Department of Public Safety wants to assure the people of Navajo Nation that these communities are safe.Individuals that are misinforming the Navajo people could possibly be prosecuted in court.
Below is a Facebook post that is a hoax:
“PLEASE READ! DO NOT IGNORE!! THIS IS A REAL EMERGENCY! someone has been killing Men, Woman and Children all across the Rez in Arizona decapitated and arms and legs cut off. If you live near: Window Rock, Holbrook, Ganado, Chinle, Tuba City, White Cone, Steamboat, Greasewood, Dilkon, Winslow, please lock all doors and keep your children inside after 8:00pm we want the People around these areas and all around Arizona alive and well. Prayers to the family’s to who these 6 people belong to. I want this to go around Facebook and on the news. PLEASE SHARE!! THIS IS A REAL EMERGENCY! THIS IS NOT A JOKE!!!”
“CAN SOMEONE CLARIFY THIS AND MAKE SOME KUND OF ANNOUNCEMENT THRU KTNN…THIS IS GETTING OUT OF HAND”