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Police shoot man who says he has bomb at Md. TV station

A police sniper shot a man who walked into a Baltimore TV station lobby wearing a full animal costume and surgical mask and displaying what appeared to be an explosive device on his chest, authorities said Thursday. The bomb turned out to be candy bars wrapped in foil.

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