ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Authorities in Maryland say they’ve opened an investigation into a video posted to social media allegedly showing someone throw a duckling over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.
The Capital Gazette reports the video was captured on the social media application Snapchat and showed a suspect in an orange sweatshirt throw the baby animal from a moving car.
A Maryland Transportation Authority spokesman told the newspaper Monday that the video was taken on the westbound span of the bridge around 6:30 p.m. Saturday.
On Sunday, April 19, MDTA Police detectives were notified of a disturbing video of animal cruelty that had been posted to social media. The incident occurred on the westbound span of Bay Bridge at approx 6:30pm on Saturday, April 18. (1/2)
— MDTA (@TheMDTA) April 20, 2020
The agency called the recording “a disturbing video of animal cruelty” in a statement Sunday, but didn’t comment further.
Maryland Transportation Authority detectives have opened an investigation and ask anyone with information to contact them at 410-295-8146.
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