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Man Shot By Deputy In Lexington Park

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LEXINGTON PARK, Md. (AP) — The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office says a deputy shot a man who was allegedly assaulting a woman in Lexington Park.

Police say a man who had been released on Sunday after being charged with assault went back to their home on Monday.

Deputies say the man assaulted the same woman and a 5-year-old with a knife and threatened the woman with a gun.

Authorities say deputies arrived and ordered the man to stop attacking the woman. Officials say he refused and was shot by a deputy.

Police say John Otha Dickens Jr. was treated and released at Prince George’s Hospital Center. He is charged with three counts of assault.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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