Reportedly suicidal woman shot by Rumford cop

A 25-year-old suicidal woman armed with a knife was shot and wounded by a veteran Rumford police officer late Tuesday afternoon, authorities said.

She was hospitalized and reported to be in stable condition late Tuesday night.

The Maine Attorney General’s Office has launched an investigation into the police shooting, and the officer involved, Sgt. Tracey Higley, has been placed on paid administrative leave, as is standard practice.

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