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Voting Proceeds Despite Shooting Incident

At Oaklands Elementary School in Laurel, workers arrived to open the polls to find police investigating an attempted burglary that ended with a police officer grazed by a bullet.

Prince George's County officials said the officer had responded to the reported overnight burglary and confronted a suspect. The two got into a struggle, during which the officer's weapon was fired.

Poll workers eventually were allowed into the building, in time to open the doors at 7 a.m., and voters cast their ballots despite the heavy police presence in the parking lot, yellow tape cordoning off the crime scene and a police helicopter whirring overhead.

By Phyllis Jordan  |  November 4, 2008; 11:22 AM ET
Categories:  2008 Elections  
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