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Police: Secret Service Agent Shoots At Man Videotaping Daughter

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File photo of Secret Service agent. (credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

File photo of Secret Service agent. (credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)


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MERCER ISLAND, Wash. (AP) — Police say an off-duty Secret Service agent fired a shot at a person he thought was videotaping his daughter through a window at their home at Mercer Island.

Police say the agent went into his backyard Sunday night and identified himself as a police officer. When the suspected peeping Tom made a furtive movement the agent fired.

It’s unknown if the suspect was hit. The person ran off. A track by a Seattle police dog indicated the person went to a street and fled in a vehicle.

(© Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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