- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 18, 2015

SALEM, N.H. (AP) - Police in Salem say an officer shot at but didn’t hit a man who threatened a utility worker trying to shut off his electricity.

The incident happened Tuesday morning when Liberty Utilities sent an employee to shut off the power at a business. The worker arrived to find a man carrying a handgun who said he’d “do what he had to do to keep the power on.”

As police arrived, they saw a man leaving the building and walking away from them. Police say the man ignored commands to stop and show his hands, and then turned quickly with his hand in a shooting gesture. A Salem officer then fired one round, but did not strike the man, who was then taken into custody.

Authorities haven’t released the man’s name.

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