Sheriff's office: Deputy fatally shoots knife-wielding man

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Posted: Aug 05, 2016 1:29 PM

ALDIE, Va. (AP) — Authorities say a sheriff's deputy in northern Virginia fatally shot a man approaching him with a knife.

The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office said in a statement that it received a call early Friday from a person reporting that a male relative was damaging items at their home in Aldie, about 35 miles west of Washington.

When a deputy arrived, officials say the man moved toward him with a knife near the front door. The sheriff's office says the deputy fired a shot after the man failed to comply with his repeated orders to drop the knife.

Virginia State Police are investigating. Sheriff's office spokesman Kraig Troxell says the deputy is on paid administrative leave. Authorities did not immediately release the names or races of the deputy or the man shot.