Man Shot After Pulling Knife to Avoid Arrest, Police Say

Police were trying to arrest him for misdemeanor destruction of property

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    Fairfax Police shot and wounded a man when, they say, he pulled a knife as they were trying to arrest him.

    It happened around noon Monday at a second-floor condo in the Mt. Vernon section of Fairfax County, near Fort Belvoir.

    Police were trying to arrest him for misdemeanor destruction of property for allegedly vandalizing cars in neighborhood. They say he produced a knife and refused to drop it, so police fired on him.

    The man, who isn't being identified at this time, has been MEDEVACed to a hospital. He is in unknown condition.

    Two different stories are emerging about the suspect. Police said they'd had contact with him before, and that he'd exhibited some unusual behavior. But neighbors say he was known as a Good Samaritan around the Olde Mill Condominiums.

    Stay tuned to News4 and NBCWashington.com for more as this story develops.