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The Evening Express, Portland, ME, 6/9/81

Sunday, September 1, 1991

When Wallace Loffreda opened the front door of his Portland, Maine, apartment, a youth lunged at him with a butcher knife. Loffreda, who had armed himself with a pistol when the youth had earlier attempted entry through a rear door, fired once, wounding his attacker. The youth subsequently pleaded guilty to attempted robbery and criminal threatening with a knife.

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