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Police: Man injured, cited after parachute jump from MPT tower

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A Virginia man was injured and cited with trespassing after he tried to parachute off the Maryland Public Television radio tower in Crownsville. A second man was also cited for trespassing.

According to the Anne Arundel County police department, Robert Scott Morgan, 25, of Fairfax, Va., sustained injuries when his parachute did not fully open before he hit the ground after jumping off the radio tower shortly before 2 a.m. Wednesday.

The incident occurred in the 1600 block of Hawkins Road in Crownsville. An investigation by police officers indicated that Morgan climbed the radio tower. Morgan was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he was in fair and stable condition, spokeswoman Cindy Rivers said Friday.

Morgan's jump was witnessed by Sean Michael Bullington, 34, of Draper, Utah. Bullington was taken into custody at the scene and charged with trespassing on private property and providing a false statement to officials, police said.

Morgan was also issued a criminal citation for trespassing on private property.

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