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Man threatening people with knife shot, killed by police in Augusta, officials say

Published: Oct. 14, 2021 at 11:58 AM EDT
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(WMTW) AUGUSTA, Maine —

A man armed with a knife was shot and killed by police in Augusta Wednesday night.

Police said they received a report at about 6 p.m. that the man was threatening people at 155 Hospital St.

Two Augusta officers responded to the scene, and police said Dustin Paradis, 34, of Augusta, was shot and killed during a confrontation with the officers.

Neither officer was hurt, according to officials.

The Maine Attorney General’s Office is investigating the incident.

Augusta police said the two officers have been placed on paid administrative leave, which is standard procedure.

Wednesday’s shooting is the fourth in less than a month involving Maine police officers and the tenth this year.

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