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FBI: Man shot after assaulting guard in federal building

April 20, 2022 GMT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A man armed with a knife was shot Wednesday after assaulting a Federal Protective Service guard in the federal building in Augusta, officials said.

The unidentified assailant was taken to the hospital after being shot. His condition was not known.

The FBI said there was no threat to the public.

The incident unfolded at about 11:30 a.m. when the man entered the Edmund S. Muskie Federal Building with a knife. He assaulted one FPS guard before being shot by another guard, the FBI said.

The building is about two blocks from the state government complex that includes the State House and Cross Office Building.

The FBI is leading the investigation with the assistance of the Federal Protective Service, the U.S. attorney’s office, Maine State Police, Augusta Police Department and state attorney general.