Official: North Carolina trooper shot armed person on I-95

January 28, 2020 GMT

LUMBERTON, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina said a state trooper shot an armed person on the side of an interstate.

The trooper was performing a roadside safety inspection Monday on Interstate 95 in Robeson County when a person not involved with the inspection approached, State Highway Patrol Sgt. Chris Knox told news outlets in a press release.

The trooper told the armed person to stop, but the commands were ignored, news outlets reported. The trooper then shot the armed person.

The wounded individual was taken to a hospital for treatment, according to news outlets. The person’s condition was unknown.

Neither the armed person nor the trooper have been publicly identified.

The trooper was placed on administrative leave. The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation was looking into the case the the request of the State Highway Patrol.