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Police cite man for huffing paint

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Post-Bulletin, Austin MN

Austin police cited an 18-year-old man after finding him apparently sniffing or huffing spray paint in a bag Sunday afternoon.

An officer cited the man for having a toxic substance, Police Chief Paul Philipp said.

Responding to a report, police found the man about 3:30 p.m. at Second Avenue and 19th Street Northwest, Philipp said. The man had spray paint on his fingers and chin as well as a bag that had a strong odor of paint.

The man also had a spray paint bottle in his possession.

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Police took the bottle and bag from the man, who was released at the scene.

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