Federal Guard Shoots Man After Alleged Assault In Augusta; FBI Investigates
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking into an incident that took place in Maine's capital Wednesday.
According to authorities:
"At approximately 11:30 a.m. today, an unidentified male armed with a knife entered the Edmund S. Muskie Federal Building, 40 Western Ave, Augusta, Maine, and allegedly physically assaulted one of the Federal Protective Service (FPS) guards. Another Federal Protective Service guard then shot the subject. The subject is in custody and has been transported to the hospital...The FBI’s Evidence Response Team will handle the processing of the crime scene."
The FBI says that no one inside the building was injured and that there is no threat to public safety at this time.
Multiple law enforcement agencies, including the Maine State Police, Augusta Police, along with the Federal Protective Service are working with the FBI on this matter. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maine and the Maine Attorney General’s Office of Investigations will also be assisting in the case.
The investigation is ongoing and authorities say no more details will be released at this time.
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