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STERLING, Va. (WUSA9) -- Loudoun County Sheriff''s Department deputies responded to an officer involved shooting that happened around 4 p.m. Tuesday in Sterling, Va.

According to authorities, a man with a sword was threatening family members outside of a home, located in the 1100 block of Albermarle Road. The man with a sword got a possible firearm once deputies arrived at the scene.

The man did not listen to authorities and refused to drop the weapon, authorities said.

Loudoun County Sheriff's Department said the man is in the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The incident is still under investigation in conjunction with the Virginia State Police.

We will continue to update you as information comes in.

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