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VSP: Man shot after confrontation with Giles County deputy

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PEARISBURG (WSLS 10) - According to Virginia State Police, a man was shot after a Giles County deputy responded to a house fire.

Police say a deputy was responding to a house fire at 2271 Guinea Mountain Road in Pearisburg Thursday morning.

Police say, when the deputy arrived, a man tried to attack him with a knife. The deputy then shot the man.

The man was then taken by helicopter to a local hospital for treatment.