PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — Officials in Virginia say a police officer shot and seriously wounded a man who brandished a sharp object at an officer.
Portsmouth police say officers were called to the 2300 block of Greenwood Drive around 11:30 a.m. Sunday.
Police say a man brandished a sharp object at one of the officers on the scene and during the encounter, the officer fired at the man.
The man sustained a serious gunshot wound and police say he was taken to a hospital for treatment.
Virginia State Police will investigate the incident.