- Associated Press - Friday, August 21, 2015

SACO, Maine (AP) - In a story Aug. 19 about the stabbing death of a woman at a Maine supermarket, The Associated Press, relying on information from police, reported erroneously the gender of the suspect. The suspect was born a woman but has transitioned to a man; the suspect is not a woman.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Woman dies after stabbing at Shaw’s supermarket in Maine

Woman dies after knife attack at Shaw’s supermarket in southern Maine; suspect in custody

SACO, Maine (AP) - Police say a woman has been killed in a knife attack at a supermarket in southern Maine.

WCSH-TV reports (https://on.wcsh6.com/1MyuQIC) the attack happened Wednesday at a Shaw’s supermarket in Saco. The station reports the 59-year-old woman was taken to a hospital with severe injuries and died later.

Police say a 31-year-old suspect has been held. Officials haven’t released any possible motive and haven’t said whether the two knew each other.

Colin Esposito was at the store shortly after the attack. He tells WCSH he saw a purse lying on the ground next to a “massive” pool of blood near the frozen-foods section.

Shaw’s says it’s “working with law enforcement agencies and local officials.”

Minneapolis-based Supervalu Inc. sold Shaw’s in 2013.

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