The Latest: Hospital: Man shot by deputy was patient

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Posted: Aug 16, 2016 11:22 AM

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — The Latest on a fatal shooting by a sheriff's deputy near a hospital (all times local):

11:20 a.m.

An official at a northern Virginia hospital says a man fatally shot by a sheriff's deputy in a confrontation near the hospital was a patient.

Inova Fairfax Hospital spokeswoman Tracy Connell declined to comment in an email because the man involved was a patient, citing privacy laws. She referred questions to police.

Police said in a statement that that hospital security reported a man with an edged weapon at a campus bus stop Monday night. Police say a deputy on assignment at the hospital found the man, who threatened the deputy with an object. Police say the deputy fired, striking the man. He was taken to the nearby hospital, where police say he later died.

Police say the deputy will be on routine administrative leave.

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8:20 a.m.

Authorities say a man has died after he was shot by sheriff's deputy he threatened with an unidentified object outside a northern Virginia hospital.

Fairfax County police spokesman Don Gotthardt said by telephone Tuesday that the man has died. Police initially said his injuries weren't life-threatening.

Police said in a statement that that Inova Fairfax Hospital security reported a man with an edged weapon at a campus bus stop Monday night. Police say a deputy on assignment at the hospital found the man, who threatened the deputy with an object. Police say the deputy fired, striking the man.

Police say the sheriff's office will conduct an internal investigation and the deputy will be on routine administrative leave. Police didn't release the names or races of the man or the deputy.