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December 03, 2012
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Baltimore blogger airs police talks, surrenders

With a tactical unit outside,blogger broadcast his talks with a police negotiator on website

Associated Press

BALTIMORE — A Baltimore blogger wanted on a court-issued warrant has surrendered peacefully to authorities after broadcasting on Internet radio his negotiations with police who had surrounded his home.

Police tell The Baltimore Sun ( http://bsun.md/QyHlsH) that 47-year-old Frank James MacArthur emerged late Saturday evening. He had remained inside his home when officers sought to serve a warrant issued in June by his probation agent stemming from a 2009 gun case. Authorities said MacArthur had missed a court date.

With a tactical unit outside, MacArthur broadcast his talks with a police negotiator on The Baltimore Spectator website. He expressed frustration about his treatment by police, telling listeners, "I am surrounded by a bunch of men with guns."

Police said some of his messages were threatening toward officers and required the tactical unit's presence.

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Copyright 2012 Associated Press






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