Prince George’s Officer Shoots, Wounds Armed Man

BLADENSBURG, Md. (AP) — Prince George’s County police say an officer shot and wounded a man wielding a knife in the Bladensburg area.

A county police spokeswoman says the man approached an officer aggressively and refused orders to drop the knife. The man’s knife was described as a large knife with a 10 to 12-inch blade.

It happened just before midnight Sunday or early Monday in the 5400-block of Annapolis Road.

Police say officers corralled the man briefly and shocked him with a stun gun. Then police say the officer “was forced to fire” his service weapon. The officer was not injured. The wounded man was taken to a hospital.

It was not clear what caused the incident or why officers were in the area.

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

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