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Police: Officer shoots woman advancing with homemade weapon, attorney general to investigate


CARMEL, Maine — An investigation is under way after a Penobscot County sheriff's deputy shot a woman who advanced toward him holding what was described as a homemade weapon.

The non-fatal shooting Sunday morning sent the woman to the hospital and shut down a section of U.S. Route 2 in Carmel.

Police say they responded to reports that the woman was causing damage and threatening passing motorists. The woman's name was not released.

As in all police-involved shootings the state Attorney General's office is investigating to determine if the shooting was justified.

The office says it is the sixth officer-involved shooting of the year in Maine, only one of which was fatal.

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