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Kalispell store quickly removes Nazi paraphernalia after customers complain

Posted at 9:52 PM, Jan 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-07 16:22:22-05

KALISPELL — A social media post that went viral on Friday night led to Neo-Nazi pocket knives being removed from a business in the Flathead Valley.

Community residents noticed swastikas and Nazi messages on certain pocket knives sold at the Army-Navy Surplus store in Kalispell.

Army-Navy of Kalispell quickly responded on social media that the Nazi paraphernalia were part of a bulk pallet of knives, and not ordered directly by the store.

The social media post says the store worked quickly to destroy all Nazi-related pocket knives. Since the initial post, Army-Navy of Kalispell said they have received physical threats from certain community members.

Montana Human Rights Network Board Chair Will Randall says the quick response from Army-Navy is a positive sign for the Flathead Valley.

“Give Army-Navy the chance to show that they’ve done the right thing here and let’s not escalate this into violence or threats,” said Randall.

A longstanding business, Army-Navy of Kalispell have served the Flathead Valley for 47 years.