Woman armed with knife shot by police in Fairfax County

A woman armed with a knife was shot by police in Fairfax County Monday. 

According to police, two officers responded to a group home in the 8000 block of Gosport Lane in Springfield for a confrontation with a female.

Upon arrival, the officers came upon the woman, who was armed with a knife. Police say the woman was behaving in an aggressive manner and confronted the officers with the weapon.

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A Fairfax County police spokesperson says she told the officers she was "not going to stop," and told them, "I'm going to stab you." 

Shots were fired and the woman was taken to the hospital. Her condition is considered critical at this time. 

No officers were injured and the scene remained contained. 


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