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Tempers Flare: 'Baltimore Examiner' Editor Arrested on Gun Charges

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Tempers Flare: 'Baltimore Examiner' Editor Arrested on Gun Charges

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The editor of the Baltimore Examiner, a free daily newspaper, was reportedly arrested Wednesday night and charged with pointing a shotgun at a neighbor during a dispute over cigarette smoke, according to The Sun of Baltimore.

Citing police reports, the Sun wrote that Frank J. Keegan, 58, is charged with three counts of second-degree assault and two gun violations, and is being held pending a bail hearing. Police told the Sun that alleged victims were a couple and their 3-year-old daughter who live next door to Keegan.

Examiner Managing Editor Timothy W. Maier declined comment to the Sun, saying Michael Phelps, chief executive officer of the Baltimore-Washington Examiner Group, would address the issue later.

"Police said in a detailed report that Keegan has been involved in a long-running dispute with David Paul Ayers, 38, who has complained about cigarette smoke coming from Keegan's row house," the Sun reported. …

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