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HOLLIS, MaineMaine State Police said a man was shot and killed during a standoff in Hollis Thursday afternoon.

Police identified the man as 61-year-old John Knudsen.

Officials said Knudsen came out of his home and fired a shot from a handgun in the direction of state troopers.

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Department of Public Safety Spokesman Steve McCausland said Knudsen was shot outside the home at about 2:15 p.m.

McCausland said the trooper involved in the shooting, Tyler Stevenson, is a member of the tactical team and was not injured.

Police said they were called to a home on Route 35 when the man’s wife left the home and he fired a shot. According to police, Knudsen’s wife said he threatened her.

Troopers closed Route 35 near the home and the State Police Tactical Team was called in.

The Maine Attorney General‘s Office is investigating the shooting. Stevenson has been placed on administrative leave as is standard procedure in all officer involved shooting cases.

Police said Route 35 is likely to be closed during the evening commute and drivers should use alternate routes.


George Zimmerman  VIA WKMG

Prosecutors in Florida announced Wednesday that they will not pursue domestic violence charges against George Zimmerman.

The former Sanford, Fla. neighborhood watch volunteer was most recently arrested on Nov. 18 after his girlfriend, Samantha Scheibe, told police he pointed a shotgun at her face during an altercation at her Apopka, Fla., home.

Zimmerman was charged with aggravated assault, domestic violence and battery. At his bail hearing, the prosecutor told the judge that Scheibe informed police she was afraid for her life and that Zimmerman had choked her the week before in a previous, unreported incident. The judge set his bond at $9,000, and ordered Zimmerman to stay away from Scheibe, not possess any firearms, and remain in the state of Florida.

But on Dec. 6, Scheibe changed her story, stating in an affidavit that she felt “intimidated” by police and may have “misspoken.”

She stated: “I am not afraid of George in any manner and want to be with him.”

In July, Zimmerman was acquitted of second-degree murder in the February shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.