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Trial postponed for man who left toilet in Md.

Tuesday - 6/28/2011, 3:59pm  ET

TOWSON, Md. - A trial for a Baltimore man accused of leaving a toilet made to look like a bomb outside a county building has been postponed.

The Baltimore Sun reports 51-year-old Duane Davis Sr. was scheduled to stand trial Tuesday in Baltimore County. Davis was charged in February with placing a phony destructive device outside the old courthouse building in Towson that now houses the offices of the county executive and council.

But Davis fired his lawyer and asked for a postponement to prepare for trial with another attorney. A new trial is set for Sept. 13.

Police say the toilet was decorated with newspaper clippings and photos, and had a cell phone, electronic device and note signed by Davis attached to it. County bomb squad investigators determined it was harmless.

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Information from: The Baltimore Sun, http://www.baltimoresun.com


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