Statement on Shooting Inside Edmund S. Muskie Federal Building
At approximately 11:30 a.m. today, an unidentified male armed with a knife entered the Edmund S. Muskie Federal Building, 40 Western Ave, Augusta, Maine, and allegedly physically assaulted one of the Federal Protective Service (FPS) guards. Another Federal Protective Service guard then shot the subject. The subject is in custody and has been transported to the hospital.
There is no known threat to public safety and no one inside the building was hurt.
The FBI is leading this investigation with the assistance of the Federal Protective Service, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maine, the Maine State Police, the Augusta Police Department, and the Maine Attorney General’s Office of Investigations.
The FBI’s Evidence Response Team will handle the processing of the crime scene.
To preserve the integrity and capabilities of the investigation, we’re going to decline to provide further details at this time.