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Shooter had been detained, released

August 11, 2009|Times Wire Reports

The man who carried out a massacre in a women's aerobics class near Pittsburgh had been questioned a week earlier by police because he matched the description of a man seen pulling what appeared to be a grenade from a computer bag, authorities said.

George Sodini, 48, was freed because Port Authority of Allegheny County police couldn't confirm he was the man on the bus July 28, authorities said.

Sodini fatally shot himself after killing three women and wounding nine others attending an aerobics class at the L.A. Fitness club in Collier Township on Aug. 4.

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