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By ANNIE LINSKEY and ANNIE LINSKEY,SUN REPORTER | May 19, 2006
Annapolis police evacuated several townhouses yesterday and shot tear gas into one to end a three-hour standoff with an armed man, a department spokesman said. Juan Perez, 22, of the 300 block of Center St., was charged with reckless endangerment and several gun violations, said Officer Kevin Freeman. He was being held on $550,000 bail at the Jennifer Road Detention Center. A woman called police just before 2 a.m. to report that a bullet had been fired through her wall from an adjacent house in the first block of Pleasant Street, which is in the Clay Street area.
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August 21, 2014
As an Army officer in the late 1960s, I was trained in riot control, responding to the race riots in Washington, D.C. after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. and just before my departure to Vietnam. I have a simple solution. You see the use of tear gas frequently. Did you know that you can mix with tear gas an element called DM, which is a vomiting agent? No need for bullets. No need for heavy armament. Just deploy a few canisters of a mixture of CS and DM. No one will die, but it won't be a pretty sight.
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By Mike Farabaugh and Mike Farabaugh,Sun Staff Writer | January 18, 1995
An Anne Arundel County couple who rented a truck to move furniture became ill from tear gas residue, a sheriff's spokesman said yesterday. The vehicle had been used by Harford County sheriff's deputies to provide tear gas training for recruits, he said.The couple had a reaction to tear gas residue, a powder similar in appearance to concrete mix, after they used a broom to sweep the back of the truck Jan. 10, two days after the tear gas training, said Sgt. Edward Hopkins, the spokesman."They called 911 and were treated at the scene by Anne Arundel Fire Department personnel.
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | July 8, 2014
— The father of the American teen who was allegedly beaten by Israeli police last week has filed a formal complaint against authorities there, advocates said Tuesday, and relatives in Maryland demanded that he be allowed to return to the United States. Fifteen-year-old Tariq Abu Khdeir was visiting family in East Jerusalem when a cousin was abducted and burned to death last Wednesday. The killing came in apparent retaliation for the abduction and deaths of three Israeli teens last month.
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By Richard Irwin and Richard Irwin,Staff Writer | August 12, 1992
More than a dozen people were injured in an eastern Baltimore County liquor store when a device thought to be a birthday novelty turned out to be a military-style tear gas grenade and exploded.A police spokesman said today the incident was a prank and no criminal charges would be filed.Sgt. Stephen Doarnberger said, however, investigators were attempting to find out if more of the devices were in the store.Police said that James Narutowicz, 61, owner of Mickey's package goods and liquors in the 5200 block of North Point Blvd.
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,Staff Writer | October 18, 1993
Tom Pountnay is used to prison guards near his home in Jessup. But he isn't used to tear gas.Last week, Mr. Pountnay, who lives on state Route 175 near the Maryland House of Correction, said the guards and gas combined in a harmful, dangerous mix.Tear gas fumes from a training drill 300 feet from his back door wafted inside his house, affecting his pregnant wife and causing a man with asthma who was working on his home to become ill, he complained Friday....
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By Richard Irwin and Richard Irwin,SUN STAFF | August 9, 2004
A man who pointed a handgun at police officers during a foot chase in South Baltimore burst into a family's rowhouse and barricaded himself there for several hours last night, police said. Two adults and a child in the two-story house in the 1300 block of Washington Blvd. escaped after the man, whom they did not know, entered about 5 p.m., police said. Members of the city's quick response team led him out of the building about 9:30 p.m. after firing several rounds of tear gas into the house.
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By Robert Benjamin and Robert Benjamin,Beijing Bureau | May 26, 1993
BEIJING -- The Tibetan capital, Lhasa, was quiet last night after Chinese police used tear gas for the second day in a row to break up a street demonstration, Westerners said by phone from there.Yesterday morning's protest in Lhasa's central square only involved an estimated 100 to 300 Tibetans, but police did not allow it to gather steam, the Western witnesses said."As soon as it started, the police bombed the people with tear gas canisters," said an eyewitness. "There was only one round of chanting from the protesters and then the tear gas immediately started exploding.
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By Kris Antonelli and Kris Antonelli,Staff writer | December 3, 1991
More and more North County teens are making mace the weapon of choice for protection or settling scores, county police say.Detective Tim Walker says kids are "going crazy" with Mace, or tear gas, because it is inexpensive and readily available.Incidents involving Mace are becoming more frequent on the streets, and in a few instances, it has been found inside county schools.Although it is illegal to carry Mace or tear gas openly with "intent to injure" someone, it is not illegal to carry it concealed, Walkersaid.
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By Scott Shane and Scott Shane,SUN STAFF | April 6, 2003
If U.S. troops entering Baghdad encounter Iraqi soldiers hiding among civilians, President Bush has authorized them to use tear gas to try to reduce casualties. But if they do, the U.S. military may be accused by other countries of violating the international ban on chemical weapons - an ironic prospect in a war whose goal is to rid Iraq of weapons of mass destruction. The United States has long asserted that the Chemical Weapons Convention permits the use of tear gas to save lives when soldiers and civilians are tangled together in battle.
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By Andrea F. Siegel | January 30, 2010
Anne Arundel County police used tear gas early Thursday to force a man out of the Hanover home of his estranged wife, police said. Mark Edward McMillan had barricaded himself inside the house in the 7100 block of Ohio Ave. and had threatened to burn it down, police said. Howard County police told Anne Arundel County police about 1 a.m. Thursday that a man suspected in a home invasion in Elkridge might be on his way to the home of his estranged wife and might be armed. When officers checked on her, the 51-year-old woman was fine and McMillan was nowhere in sight, according to police spokesman Justin Mulcahy.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,andrea.siegel@baltsun.com | January 30, 2010
Anne Arundel County police used tear gas early Thursday to force a man out of the Hanover home of his estranged wife, police said. Mark Edward McMillan had barricaded himself inside the house in the 7100 block of Ohio Ave. and had threatened to burn it down, police said. Howard County police told Anne Arundel County police about 1 a.m. Thursday that a man suspected in a home invasion in Elkridge might be on his way to the home of his estranged wife and might be armed. When officers checked on her, the 51-year-old woman was fine and McMillan was nowhere in sight, according to police spokesman Justin Mulcahy.
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By Andrea F. Siegel | andrea.siegel@baltsun.com and Baltimore Sun reporter | January 29, 2010
Anne Arundel County Police used tear gas early Thursday to force a man out of the Hanover home of his estranged wife, police said. Mark Edward McMillan had barricaded himself inside the house in the 7100 block of Ohio Ave. and had threatened to burn it down, police said. Howard County police told Anne Arundel County Police at around 1 a.m. Thursday that a man suspected in a home invasion in Elkridge might be on his way to the home of his estranged wife and might be armed.
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By Richard Boudreaux and Richard Boudreaux,Los Angeles Times | February 10, 2007
JERUSALEM -- Israeli police raided the grounds of Islam's third-holiest shrine yesterday, chained the compound's gates behind them, and fired tear gas and stun grenades into a crowd of thousands of Muslim worshipers to quell a rock-throwing protest over Israeli excavation work nearby. The clash outside Al Aqsa mosque set off protests across the Muslim world and scattered violence in the West Bank. It came a day after the rival Palestinian movements Hamas and Fatah agreed to end months of factional fighting, a step that some Israeli leaders believe could lead to stepped-up attacks against the Jewish state.
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By ANNIE LINSKEY and ANNIE LINSKEY,SUN REPORTER | May 19, 2006
Annapolis police evacuated several townhouses yesterday and shot tear gas into one to end a three-hour standoff with an armed man, a department spokesman said. Juan Perez, 22, of the 300 block of Center St., was charged with reckless endangerment and several gun violations, said Officer Kevin Freeman. He was being held on $550,000 bail at the Jennifer Road Detention Center. A woman called police just before 2 a.m. to report that a bullet had been fired through her wall from an adjacent house in the first block of Pleasant Street, which is in the Clay Street area.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | April 23, 2006
KATMANDU, Nepal -- Neither curfew, tear gas nor King Gyanendra's offer to give up control of the state stemmed the fury of his subjects yesterday as, for the first time in 17 days of demonstrations, protesters broke through police lines to pierce the ancient heart of the city, reaching within blocks of Narayanhiti Palace. Police officers pushed them back through the warren of narrow, sunless alleys, firing tear gas, whipping cane batons and infuriating the protesters even more. "Dogs!" they screamed, eyes red from the tear gas, as paramedics rushed in to pick up the injured.
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By Ann LoLordo and Ann LoLordo,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | October 28, 2000
RAMALLAH, West Bank - The voice of the Muslim cleric echoed from the hall of the Great Mosque of Al Bireh: Al Aqsa, Islam's holy shrine in Jerusalem, was in danger. The men praying in the street rose from their knees, unfurled flags - the bright reds and greens of Palestine - and stood shoulder to shoulder. Everybody should do his best for Al Aqsa, the imam told them. Yesterday, like so many days before, the best meant marching north through the city, to the Ayosh junction. To the Israeli Army checkpoint.
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August 21, 2014
As an Army officer in the late 1960s, I was trained in riot control, responding to the race riots in Washington, D.C. after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. and just before my departure to Vietnam. I have a simple solution. You see the use of tear gas frequently. Did you know that you can mix with tear gas an element called DM, which is a vomiting agent? No need for bullets. No need for heavy armament. Just deploy a few canisters of a mixture of CS and DM. No one will die, but it won't be a pretty sight.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | March 15, 2006
PARIS --Tens of thousands of students marched through Paris and other French cities yesterday, stepping up their opposition to a new law that makes it easier to hire and fire young workers. In Paris, university and high school students, joined by teachers, workers, union members and Communist Party members, marched across town stopping traffic as they chanted slogans such as "We're not cannon fodder" and "We're not young flesh for the boss." Near the Sorbonne, police clashed with small groups of protesters, dispersing them with tear gas. More than half of France's 84 public universities remained completely or partially closed yesterday because of student blockades, according to the Ministry of National Education.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | December 10, 2005
SHANGHAI, CHINA -- Residents of a fishing village near Hong Kong said yesterday that as many as 20 people had been killed by paramilitary police this week, in an unusually violent clash that marked an escalation in the widespread social protests roiling the Chinese countryside. Villagers said as many as 50 other residents remained unaccounted for since the shootings Tuesday. It is the largest known use of force by security personnel against ordinary citizens since the killings around Tiananmen Square in 1989.
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