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Suspect Shot by Vermont Trooper in Stable Condition

Vermont State Police say a trooper shot a man in Danville after the man said he had a bomb and threatened to kill people.

Police say 36-year-old William J. Mahoney of St. Johnsbury is in stable condition at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., following the incident Tuesday night.

Police say they believe Mahoney was intoxicated when he took a friend's car without permission, got into an accident, broke into a home and later a Danville school bus, from which he allegedly radioed threatening messages to town employees.

Police have not identified the trooper who confronted Mahoney on the bus in the parking lot of the Danville School.

They say Mahoney made a threatening move toward a holster he was wearing when the trooper shot him.

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