Senator and former gubernatorial candidate Creigh Deeds has been hospitalized after being assaulted at his home in Virginia, where another person was found dead.
Virginia State Police said in a news release Tuesday that Democratic Senator Creigh Deeds, who unsuccessfully ran for governor four years ago, had suffered serious injuries.
Creigh Deeds was being treated at the University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville after the assault at his residence in rural Bath County, which is in western Virginia.
Police have not identified the dead person found in Creigh Deeds’ home or released details about the assault.
Police planned to hold a news conference at noon.