Two Maryland sheriff’s deputies were shot and wounded Monday in Waldorf while trying to serve a warrant for a probation violation on an assault charge, a spokeswoman said.

Charles County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Diane Richardson told The Associated Press that deputies responded to a call at around 3:30 p.m. from a home in the 6300 block of Josephine Road about a man who the caller, identified as a family member, wanted out of the house.

Additional deputies were dispatched to the home, Richardson said, because there were concerns about the man's mental condition and the danger he might pose. He was said to be experiencing a “mental health episode,” she said, citing the caller.

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