Deputy shot man who held woman at knifepoint, attacked her

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) — Virginia State Police say a man holding a woman at knifepoint at a Christiansburg home was shot by a deputy after he began attacking the woman.

Christiansburg police officers and Montgomery County sheriff’s deputies responded to a 911 call reporting a domestic disturbance Saturday and found a man holding a woman at knifepoint.

An officer and deputy tried to negotiate with the man, but he refused to cooperate. When he began to attack the woman, police say a deputy fired and struck the man.

The man was flown to a hospital, where police say he was still being treated for serious injuries Sunday.

The woman was taken to another hospital with serious injuries. No law enforcement personnel were injured.

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