Sheriff: Deputy, armed person wounded in exchange of gunfire

UNIONTOWN, Ky. (AP) — A Union County Sheriff’s deputy and an armed person were wounded during an exchange of gunfire at a home, authorities said.

Union County Sheriff Jason Thomas told WFIE-TV that deputies were called to the home near Uniontown on Thursday night and the person pointed a gun at a deputy’s face.

Shots were fired and both were wounded, he said. Afterward, the person left the house after a lengthy negotiation.

Both were taken to the hospital, officials said. The deputy was recovering, officials said. There was no update on the condition of the other person.

No other information was immediately released.

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