• Sheriff: Man found with injuries, lunges at officers


    TAYLORSVILLE, N.C. - Officials in Alexander County said an officer fired shots at a man Sunday night and that that suspect was rushed to the hospital after being struck.

    Police said the incident happened on Three Forks Church Road in Taylorsville around 8 p.m.

    Police said they received a call that someone had cut his wrist and the side of his neck.

    Police found the man and he was holding a knife. Police told him to drop it, but he refused to, according to officials.

    A bean bag was shot and hit the man in the thigh. He continued to lunge at officers, according to officials.

    Shots were fired at the man, but no shots hit him, officials said. A Taser was used on him and police were able to retrieve the knife.

    Police said the man was taken to a hospital with a self-inflicted wound.

    The man remains at a hospital. The SBI is assisting the investigation.

    Check back with wsoctv.com for updates on this developing story.

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