PULASKI COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office says one person is dead and one is hospitalized after a stabbing on Baptist Hollow Road in the Hiwassee area on January 30.

Around 11 a.m. on Monday, the Pulaski County Joint Communications Center received a call from a New River Valley Community Services employee saying that he had allegedly been attacked and stabbed multiple times.

The Pulaski County Sheriff’s office and several officers responded to the 600 block of Baptist Hollow Road and located the employee. They set a perimeter around the home and tried to make contact with the suspect. After several unsuccessful attempts, deputies entered the home and found the client dead with stab wounds.

During their investigation, officers learned the man was allegedly attacked by the client and stabbed several times. They learned he was able to fight back the client and stab them multiple times before exiting the home and going to his car.

The employee was taken to a hospital in Roanoke for treatment.

Investigators determined that because of the severity of his wounds, that employee was using his right to self-defense. The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office says that it was justifiable homicide and no charges were filed.

The name of the client has not been released at this time.

WFXR News will update this story as details become available.