Suspect Identified in Wednesday’s Shooting at Muskie Federal Building in Augusta Maine
Wednesday at around noontime, a male subject entered the the Muskie federal building and threatened a guard. While he was threatening the guard, the suspect allegedly held a knife near the guard's throat.
At that time, another guard intervened and shot the suspect, wounding him. The suspect was then taken to the hospital to be treated for a gunshot wound to the abdomen, the Kennebec Journal reported.
Officials have since charged an Augusta man with assaulting a federal officer. The KJ reports that 41-year-old, Derik Broox Wight, has been charged.
According to the KJ, the investigation was handled by the FBI with assistance from the US Attorney General's Office, the Maine Attorney General, Augusta Police and Federal Protective services.
If convicted of the crimes he's charged with, Broox could face fines of up to $250,000 and up to 20 years in prison, according to the KJ.
**ALL SUSPECTS ARE PRESUMED INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY IN A COURT OF LAW**
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