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Prosecutors won't file charges after senator grabbed camera

Written by The Associated Press | Jun 13, 2017 12:47 PM
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Republican state Senator Scott Wagner of York County. (Robert J. Gurecki -- Daily Times)

(HARRISBURG) -- Pennsylvania prosecutors aren't filing charges after a Republican state senator running for governor grabbed a camera from a man working for a liberal opposition group.

The attorney general's announcement Tuesday ends an investigation into the May 2 incident involving Sen. Scott Wagner at the Country Club of York.

State prosecutor Michelle Henry says in a written statement that Wagner and videographer Chris Van Leeuwen both acted inappropriately and that Wagner ``should have maintained proper civil discourse and controlled his anger.''

Van Leeuwen taped the confrontation and posted it on the site of his employer, American Bridge 21st Century.

Wagner claimed Van Leeuwen had no business filming him at the event.

Wagner is seeking the GOP nomination for governor.

He didn't immediately return messages seeking comment.

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