By Associated Press - Saturday, April 6, 2019

LOUISA, Va. (AP) - Police in Virginia say a sheriff’s deputy has shot and wounded a man who was armed and suicidal.

Virginia State Police said in a statement that the incident occurred about 8:30 a.m. Saturday at a cemetery in Louisa. The town is about an hour northwest of Richmond.

Police said the Louisa County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from a man who said he was suicidal. Police said the deputy arrived to find a man with a knife and a firearm. Police did not say what led to the shooting.

The unidentified man is being treated for serious injuries at a hospital. State police are investigating.

Police said the deputy has been placed on leave. They did not identify the race of the deputy or of the wounded man.

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