Woman Injured in Police-Involved Shooting in Hyattsville

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LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) — A woman remains in stable condition after a police-involved shooting in Prince George’s County on Wednesday afternoon.

A man called police to his home in the 5500 block of 43rd Avenue in Hyattsville at about 10:30 a.m. and told them he was concerned for his wife’s mental state. Hyattsville police arrived at the home and shots were fired at about 11:10 a.m., police said.

Police say a female resident of the home was refusing to leave her basement.

“Due to concerns for the woman’s health, the intent was to transport her for evaluation the morning of Dec.4,” police said in a press release.

Police then tried to persuade the woman to leave the basement, but were unsuccessful. She also failed to comply with officers requests to remove her hands from her pockets.

The woman pulled at a knife towards the officers. One officer tried to subdue the woman with an Taser, but was unsuccessful.

Another officer fired one round, hitting the woman in the chest. She was immediately taken into custody and transported to a local hospital where she is currently recovering from surgery and in stable condition.

This remains on ongoing investigation.

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