(UPDATE: 3 PM on April 20th)

According to a press release from the Augusta Police Department:

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 investigation into the incident continues.

Original story follows...


According to various news organizations (including WABI TV) and eyewitness reports, there is a heavy law enforcement presence at the Augusta Federal Building / Post Office.

At this time, no one is confirming what happened, but we are hearing that the Maine Attorney General is on the way to the building.

Officials say there is no danger to the public at this time.

This story will be updated...

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