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Police shoot man armed with rifle in St. Albans

January 3, 2018

ST. ALBANS, Vt. (AP) — A 26-year-old Vermont man wounded by police after they say he fired shots from an assault rifle has been ordered held without bail.

Jack LaPlant, who was treated and released after he was shot late Tuesday afternoon in St. Albans, appeared in court Wednesday. He pleaded not guilty to a variety of charges.

St. Albans police say officers responded to a report of a man dressed in black and carrying an assault rifle and firing shots Tuesday.

Police say LaPlant was prohibited from being in the area because of a domestic assault charge.

Police are working to determine how many shots were fired.

St. Albans police say the shots were fired by Cpl. Jason Lawton and Cpl. Michael Malinowski.

LaPlant’s attorney could not be reached for comment.

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