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During confrontation, Alexandria Police officer attacked, then fires weapon

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The Alexandria Police Department arrested a man for a confrontation with an officer that led to the officer firing her weapon.

Clyde Eugene Reynolds, 51, of no fixed address, was charged with Malicious Wounding of a Police Officer.

Around 6:45 a.m., Alexandria Police say they were called for a disorderly man attempting to smash-in car windows near the intersection of St. Asaph and King Streets

When the first officer arrived at the scene, police say Reynolds assaulted her, striking her in the head.

During the confrontation, police say the officer fired one round from her gun but the bullet did not hit Reynolds and he was not inured.

Police took the suspect into custody and the officer was transported to a local hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

Police say Reynolds is being held without bond.

The Alexandria Police Department asks that anyone with information related to this investigation contact Detective King at 703-746-6689.