Maryland police investigate ‘disturbing’ animal abuse video
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Authorities in Maryland have opened an investigation into a video posted to social media allegedly showing someone throw a duckling over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.
The video was captured on the social media application Snapchat and showed a suspect in an orange sweatshirt throw the baby animal from the window of a moving car, The Capital Gazette reported.
Investigators think the video was taken on the westbound portion of the bridge around 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Maryland Transportation Authority Cpl. Brady McCormick told the newspaper Monday.
The agency called the recording “a disturbing video of animal cruelty” in a statement Sunday, but did not comment further.
Anne Arundel County police investigators also saw the video, The Capital Gazette quoted spokesman Marc Limansky as saying.