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Posted at 06:51 AM ET, 08/20/2012

Man shot after threatening police in Oxon Hill

A man was shot by police in Prince George’s County on Sunday night after he allegedly threatened to kill an officer, officials said.

Officers responded to the 5100 block of Woodland Boulevard, near Barnaby Lane, in Oxon Hill around 10 p.m. after receiving reports of a suspicious person in the area. On arriving, officials said, the officers found a man who appeared to be covered in blood.

According to police, the man was combative and tried to fight with the officers. One officer tasered the man, but that only made him angrier, police said.

The man then allegedly threatened to kill one or more of the officers, and one of the officers shot him.

The man was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Two officers were also injured in the confrontation, though the severity and nature of their injuries have not been released.

The officer who shot the man has been placed on paid administrative leave until the investigation is resolved.

Police officials believe the man, who was not identified, was high on PCP. It remains unclear if he was, in fact, covered in blood and whose blood it was.

The incident remains under investigation.

By  |  06:51 AM ET, 08/20/2012

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