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Fairfax County Police have charged an Alexandria man who was shot by police in April with assaulting a police officer.

Today, Maxwell Scott Eisenman, 37, was charged with assault on a police officer following an internal police investigation and a review of the incident by the Commonwealth Attorney’s office, according to police.

Around 4 p.m. on April 9, police said they were called to a home in the 6600 block of Thurlton Drive in the Alexandria area of Fairfax County for a report of a “possible suicidal subject.”

Police originally said officers arrived and encountered Eisenman, who “displayed what appeared to be a weapon in a threatening manner” and was subsequently shot at by three police officers from the Franconia District police station who all discharged their weapons; Pfc. Shannon Sams, Pfc. Robert Marshall and Pfc. Eric Runkles.

Eisenman was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries that have since stabilized, according to police. He is in police custody at the hospital and will be transported to Fairfax County Adult Detention Center upon his release.

Today, Fairfax County Police said their investigation has revealed that Eisenman did not in fact have an actual weapon, but a “replica of a semi-automatic handgun” that he brandished “in a threatening manner” toward officers. Police announced today that Fairfax County Commonwealth’s Attorney Raymond F. Morrogh has informed acting Chief of the Fairfax County Police Department Lt. Col. Edwin C. Roessler Jr., that no basis for criminal liability exists on the part of the three involved officers. All three were placed on leave immediately following the shooting but will return to full patrol duties and responsibilities at the Franconia District police station.