June 19, 2018
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U.S. Marshals shoot man in Portland street

By Dawn Gagnon, BDN Staff

PORTLAND, Maine — Portland police confirmed Friday night that the U.S. Marshal’s Service shot a man on Mellen Street.

The man, whose name was not available late Friday night, reportedly was being sought by the federal officers. He was taken to Maine Medical Center, where he was undergoing treatment for injuries that are not considered life-threatening, Portland police Lt. Bob Ridge said.

Attempts to reach a representative of the marshal’s service Friday night were not successful.

Ridge said that it wasn’t clear why the marshals were seeking the man.

“Well, we’ve heard a lot of talk,” he said, but as of 10 p.m. police were still working to determine what happened.

Investigators from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and detectives from the Portland Police Department were still at the scene of the shooting as of 10 p.m.

According to Ridge, the shooting took place about 5:30 p.m. in front of a building at 65 Mellen St.

“It happened outside in the street,” Ridge said.

Ridge said the FBI was investigating the shooting as a matter of protocol.

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