An officer with the Timberville (VA) Police Department came under attack of a man wielding a sword at a domestic call on Wednesday, forcing him to discharge his service weapon in his defense.

According to the News Leader, the subject—identified as 50-year-old Michael Norquest—was pronounced dead at the scene.

The officer was transported to a nearby hospital with serious injuries. He has subsequently been released and is expected to recover.

 

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