Md. shooting stirs calls for less lethal weapons


ANNIE LINSKEY, PHILLIP MCGOWAN AND LAURA BARNHARDT, SUN REPORTERS

Copyright 2006 The Baltimore Sun Company

Anne Arundel County police acknowledged yesterday that none of the department's three mental health units was on the scene Sunday when officers surrounded and fatally shot a mentally ill man wielding scissors after 30 minutes of negotiations failed to persuade him to drop his weapon.

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