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Man Apologizes for Shouting 'Heil Hitler' at 'Fiddler on the Roof' in Md.

"Fiddler on the Roof'' is based on a Yiddish story and tells the story of a Jewish family persecuted in tsarist Russia

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    This 2009 file photo shows the Hippodrome Theater in Baltimore, Maryland.

    A man who yelled "Heil Hitler! Heil Trump!" at a theater performance of "Fiddler on the Roof" in Baltimore says he's sorry for the outburst.

    The Baltimore Sun reports that Anthony M. Derlunas II said in an interview with the newspaper that his comments were "beyond a mistake."

    The 58-year-old said he'd been drinking heavily before the show. Derlunas said the classic play, based on a Yiddish story that tells of a Jewish family persecuted in tsarist Russia, reminded him of President Donald Trump's immigration policies, which prompted his outburst.

    The comments sparked panic in the Hippodrome Theatre and a few dozen people began running for the exits. The scare came a few weeks after a gunman fatally shot 11 people inside a Pittsburgh synagogue.

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    According to police, suspect Seth Holcomb walked up to the counter to make a purchase. He leaves the store and then comes back in as if to make a second purchase. Then, he pulled out a knife at the counter. What he didn't expect was that the clerk would pull out a machete of his own.

    (Published Wednesday, March 20, 2019)