A woman who had reportedly been making "homicidal and suicidal statements" was shot by a police officer in Topsham, Maine, on Monday afternoon.
Topsham police were called to the area of the Merrymeeting Bridge around 2:30 p.m. for a report of a woman "making homicidal and suicidal statements," according to News Center Maine. A caller said the woman might have been armed with a gun.
Police said they made several attempts to communicate with the woman, who was alone inside a vehicle. Eventually, there was an "armed confrontation," police said, and a Topsham police officer shot the woman.
She was taken to Mid Coast Hospital and later transferred to Maine Medical Center. Her injuries are believed to be life threatening, police said.
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The officer who shot the woman, who has not been identified, is on paid administrative leave pending an investigation by the Maine Attorney General's Office.