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Charges dropped against man who photographed LNG terminal
By Christopher Baxter, Globe Correspondent
The case against a Lynn man charged with trespassing near the liquefied natural gas terminal on Lynn Harbor was dismissed Tuesday by a Lynn District Court judge, the Essex district attorney's office said today.
Stanislav Arkhipov, 25 , was arrested about 11 a.m. Friday after an employee of National Grid, the company that owns the terminal, spotted him on a nearby boat ramp photographing the site, said. Lt. Ted Blake, a Lynn police spokesman.
"He gave [the officers] a few answers they didn't like, and they arrested him for trespassing past a posted notice," Blake said. "It was basically an issue of identification. He wasn't being flippant or anything, but the officers had a right of arrest and they used it."
Security at the terminal has been a concern since the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, but Terrel Harris, a spokesman for the Executive Office of Public Safety, said that there was "not a whole lot of concern" among officials about the incident.
Arkhipov could not be reached for comment.
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