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COVINGTON, Ga. – A police officer in Covington shot a man who allegedly charged him with a sword on Wednesday.

According to the Covington Police Department, officers responded to a call of a man carrying a sword on Legion Drive around 12:35 p.m. Officers said they found a man carrying a large medieval-type sword. An officer said that the man then attacked him with the sword. When the man charged at him with the sword over his head, the officer said he shot him.

The suspect, identified as 45-year-old June Leon Faulkner, Jr., was airlifted to Grady Memorial Hospital in critical condition.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is looking into the case.

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