Deputies fire on woman armed with rifle

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NEWTON COUNTY, Ga. —

Newton County deputies shot a woman who refused to drop a rifle, according to a sheriff's office spokesman.

Deputies called to a home on Russell Braden Road Monday afternoon encountered a woman who had threatened to commit suicide, authorities said.

When the woman came out of the home with a rifle  deputies took cover and ordered her to drop the weapon several times.

The woman was shot an unknown number of times and taken to a nearby hospital. No deputies were hurt in the incident.

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Channel 2's Jade Hernandez is headed to the scene to speak with investigators for Channel 2 Action News at 6.