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Chainsaw used to cut tusk in museum

March 30, 2013 at 9:34 PM   |   Comments

PARIS, March 30 (UPI) -- A young man was in custody in Paris Saturday, the day after authorities allege he used a chainsaw to cut off an elephant's tusk in a museum.

Security staff at the Natural History museum called police after hearing a chainsaw Friday night, Radio France International reported.

Police then apprehended a 20-year-old man in a street nearby in the Jardin des Plantes botanical garden with the elephant tusk in his possession.

The chainsaw was found in the museum.

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