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Maine AG: Police justified in 2021 Waterville shooting

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Published: May. 27, 2022 at 4:29 PM EDT
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BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - The Maine Attorney General’s Office has ruled police were justified in using deadly force against a Waterville man in February of last year.

Officers say Eric Porter, 32, was threatening them and another bystander with a large knife in the parking lot of a hotel.

Porter then ran onto I-95 where the AG’s office found he charged at an officer with the knife over his head.

Previous attempts to subdue Porter using non-deadly force were unsuccessful.

He died as the result of a single gunshot wound to the back.

Attorney General Aaron Frey ruled the officer who shot Porter acted in the defense of another.

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