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D.C. Police call off live tweeting of sting

PALMER PARK, Md. (AP) -- A police department near Washington D.C. has called off plans to live tweet a prostitution sting.

Officials with the Prince George's County Police in Maryland say the tweeting plans were shelved because it might blow the cover of undercover officers. But the P.G. County police say the mere threat of tweeting the sting may have had an effect. The take-down took place yesterday -- targeting men who solicit prostitutes.

But police said over several hours, there wasn't a single arrest. The county believes announcing the plans in advance served as a deterrent to would-be johns.
 
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