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Man shot and killed by police

PRESQUE ISLE- The Attorney General's Office is investigating a police shooting that left a man dead in Presque Isle.

Police were called to a mobile home on Skyway Street early this morning after getting a report 25 year old Brentant Lahey had threatened people with a knife.

Officials say Lahey also threatened an officer with the knife inside the home and that's when the officer opened fire.

Emergency crews responded, but Lahey was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officer Kyle White has been placed on paid administrative leave, which is standard protocol while police involved shootings are investigated.

Officials say Lahey had a checkered criminal past that included convictions for criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon.

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Craig Colson became news director and anchor at WVII ABC 7 and WFVX Fox Bangor in December of 2012. He began his career in broadcasting in 1985 while working as a news photographer at another Bangor television station. Craig worked his way up through the ranks and became the main anchor for the nightly newscasts before leaving in 2009. At that point, he became news director for four local radio stations and delivered the morning news before taking on his current position.

Craig grew up in a "news family" and followed in the footsteps of his father who was also a news director and anchor. His brother is also a news photographer at a Boston television station.

Craig's career has brought him all over-reporting from everywhere from Washington D.C. to Red Square in Moscow, Russia. When he isn't reporting the news, Craig can be found taking on new adventures with his two daughters or exploring the coast of Maine in his kayak. His other passion is making furniture in his shop or just about anything involving the outdoors.