The Associated Press
Steve Cornwell, WINC
LEESBURG, Va.- Police say the man killed by a Loudoun County sheriff's deputy during a hostage situation at a gas station [Monday] was from Winchester.
Police say 30-year-old Aleksandrin Bazhilov took a female clerk hostage at the gas station in Ashburn for several hours after there was confusion about the gas pump he used to buy gasoline.
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Police say the deputy fired when Bazhilov took the hostage outside the station store last night and held a pair of scissors to her neck. She suffered only minor injuries.