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Suspect being sought in hit-and-run involving a Loudoun Co. Sheriff's deputy

A man who fled the scene of an incident involving a sheriff's deputy in Loudoun County on Wednesday is still being looked for by law enforcement.

LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. — A suspect in a hit-and-run incident involving a deputy from Loudoun County is being sought after he fled the scene on Wednesday, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office (LCSO). 

Officials said the hit-and-run incident happened around 11 a.m. in the area of S. Cottage Road and that its suspect is a black man who was driving a dark grey sedan -- possibly a Honda or Toyota with damage to the bumper and passenger side of the car -- and had Ohio license plates. 

The deputy hit only received minor injuries and was performing a traffic stop on the car involved when they were hit while on a department-issued motorcycle, LCSO said. The deputy was reportedly running RADAR when they were hit. 

Loudoun County officials added that the officer thought the car was coming to a stop when it reportedly sped up and hit them. The deputy was taken to the hospital for their injuries. 

Details of who the suspect is are not known and nothing has been released by law enforcement. Officials did say they believe the man it is looking for was wearing a black knit cap. 

This is a developing story with more information to come as we investigate and speak to officials. 

Anyone with any information regarding the possible identity of the driver or the whereabouts of the car involved in the alleged hit-and-run is asked to call the LCSO at 703-777-1021.

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