All hunting, including the start of turkey season, has been suspended in areas of Norridgewock, Skowhegan and Fairfield where a manhunt continued Friday for John Williams, who is suspected of killing a Somerset County sheriff’s officer early Wednesday morning.

Gov. Paul LePage ordered the action Friday.

“Considering the ongoing manhunt in that area, a heavy police presence remains and will continue until the suspect is apprehended,” the governor said in a statement. “The activities associated with hunting may trigger residents to report suspicious activity and cause an unnecessary police response.”

LePage is suspending until further notice all hunting to include youth wild-turkey hunting day on Saturday and regular wild-turkey season, which begins Monday, in the area.

The area is described in LePage’s proclamation and shown on an attached map.


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