LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – The Los Angeles Police Department’s official Twitter account was apparently hacked Monday with a message calling the department “white supremacists”.

The tweet was deleted minutes after it was posted just before 2 p.m. on the @LAPDHQ account.

A screenshot of a now-deleted tweet on the LAPD’s official Twitter page.

The department later tweeted this statement: “We are aware that our #LAPD account was compromised and are taking the proper steps to resolve this issue.”

It’s unclear exactly how the account was compromised.

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