A Sterling man is in critical condition after he was shot today by a Loudoun County deputy.
The deputy shot the man, according to reports, when he pointed a “possible firearm” at him.
The 4 p.m. incident occurred in the 1100 block of Albemarle Road in Sterling.
Deputies were called to the scene for reports of an armed disorderly man who was brandishing a large sword and was threatening family members outside of a home.
The deputies began talking to the man and ordered him to drop the weapon.
He refused to comply with their commands and pointed the weapon at the deputies before the shooting occurred, according to reports.
The man was airlifted to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries.
The incident is under investigation in conjunction with the Virginia State Police.
This is a developing story. Check back to LoudounTimes.com for more information as it becomes available.