A Howland man who underwent surgery Saturday after being shot by a Maine State Police trooper Friday is recovering at Eastern Maine Medical Center.

Dale Saucier, 36, was in serious condition Sunday afternoon, a hospital official said.

Saucier was shot by Maine State Trooper Benjamin Campbell during an armed confrontation at Saucier’s mobile home on Water Street in Howland. Police said Saucier called police. Campbell made a “well-being check” following the call.

No one else was hurt during the incident. Campbell is on administrative leave with pay while the incident is investigated by the Maine Attorney General’s Office and state police, which is standard procedure, said Stephen McCausland, spokesman for the Department of Public Safety.

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