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Members of the Army walk near part of an unmanned Army surveillance blimp in a wooded area near Muncy, Pa., Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015. The slow-moving, unmanned Army surveillance blimp broke loose from its mooring at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland and floated over Pennsylvania for hours Wednesday afternoon causing electrical outages as its tether hit power lines. (Jimmy May/Bloomsburg Press Enterprise via AP)
Members of the Army walk near part of an unmanned Army surveillance blimp in a wooded area near Muncy, Pa., Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015. The slow-moving, unmanned Army surveillance blimp broke loose from its mooring at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland and floated over Pennsylvania for hours Wednesday afternoon causing electrical outages as its tether hit power lines. (Jimmy May/Bloomsburg Press Enterprise via AP)

Pa. police use shotguns to deflate blimp that escaped Md. tether

MUNCY — State police used shotguns Thursday to deflate a wayward military surveillance blimp that broke loose in Maryland and floated for hours before coming down into trees in the Pennsylvania countryside. Curious residents trickled into a staging area as the military began gathering up some 6,000 feet of tether, the blimp's huge hull and a ...