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Man Due in Court After Officer-Involved Shooting in St. Albans, Vermont

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    Man Due in Court After Officer-Involved Shooting in St. Albans, Vermont

    A Vermont man is being held without bail while state police investigate an officer-involved shooting in St. Albans Tuesday night.

    Police said they responded to a report of a man dressed in black and carrying an assault rifle at about 6 p.m. at the intersection of Lincoln Avenue and Rugg Street.

    When officers arrived, the suspect, Jack Laplant, 26, had a brief interaction with them and fired shots.

    While police were trying to gain control of the situation, two police officers returned fire.

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    Laplant was wounded and was later transported to the Northwestern Medical Center for a non-life threatening, single gunshot wound to the abdomen.

    He was later released from the hospital and taken into custody by Vermont State Police.

    No officers were injured.

    Police said Laplant was charged with aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, and a violation of an abuse prevention order. Laplant was scheduled to be arraigned at the Franklin County Superior Court, Criminal Division, on Wednesday.

    The names of the officers involved in the shooting were not immediately released by officials.

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