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Fairfax Police involved in shooting

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A Fairfax County man was wounded during a confrontation with police Tuesday afternoon. 

Police were called to a home in the 6600 block of Thurlton Drive in the Alexandria area of the county shortly after 4 p.m. for reports of a suicidal person. According to a preliminary investigation, officers encountered a 37-year-old man displaying a weapon in a threatening manner. He was subsequently shot.

At least one officer performed CPR on the victim until EMS units arrived. The man was transported to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries.

No officers were harmed.

The officers involved in the shooting have been places on administrative leave.

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