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Herndon man shot by police in critical condition after stabbing his wife and dog

Herndon Police Department vehicle (courtesy Herndon Police Department)

A Herndon man is in critical condition after being shot by police following a domestic dispute in which he stabbed his wife in their home over the weekend.

On Sunday, April 14, police were dispatched to the 900 block of First Place around noon in response to a 911 call from a woman who reported that her husband had stabbed her in their home, according to a Herndon Police Department press release.

Upon arrival, police shot a suspect in the upper body after he approached an officer with a knife, per the release.

Both the husband and the wife were transported to Reston Hospital with critical injuries. Additionally, the family’s dog, which also sustained stab wounds, was taken to an emergency veterinary clinic.

According to police, the female victim is in stable condition and her husband is out of surgery and recovering in the ICU. The status of the dog is unknown.

Following the incident, Chief Maggie DeBoard of the Herndon Police Department activated the regional Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) to investigate.

The CIRT, which includes criminal detectives, crime scene technicians, and commanders from 11 cooperating law enforcement agencies in Northern Virginia, specializes in examining incidents involving police officers.