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1 dead in shooting at NC college, police search for gunman

1 dead in shooting at NC college, police search for gunman

One person was killed Monday in a shooting at a community college that was locked down as authorities searched for a gunman - Full Story

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US Capitol lockdown lifted after man fatally shoots self

US Capitol lockdown lifted after man fatally shoots self

Capitol Police Chief Kim Dine said the man had a backpack, a rolling suitcase and a sign that said something about "social justice" - Full Story

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Ex-firefighter charged with holding 4 others hostage in Pa.

Ex-firefighter charged with holding 4 others hostage in Pa.

Following a mental health evaluation, Paul Jordan has been charged with kidnapping, aggravated assault, and terroristic threats, among other counts - Full Story

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Man kills woman, himself in Calif. office shooting

Man kills woman, himself in Calif. office shooting

To help people inside the building get out, police smashed windows and helped people climb to safety - Full Story

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Ex-firefighter in custody after taking hostages inside firehouse

The unidentified former firefighter took three to five individuals hostage; there were no immediate reports of any injuries.

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Ex-firefighter in custody after taking hostages inside firehouse

Ex-firefighter in custody after taking hostages inside firehouse

A just-terminated volunteer firefighter returned to his firehouse with a 9mm handgun Tuesday and held four firefighters hostage - Full Story

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Prisoner caught after taking guard's gun, escaping Va. hospital

Prisoner caught after taking guard's gun, escaping Va. hospital

A prisoner being treated wrestled with a guard and took her gun before escaping in a hospital gown and fleeing in a carjacked vehicle - Full Story

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Police: Calif. cop killer shot dead by officer

Police: Calif. cop killer shot dead by officer

The suicidal man found dead after he shot and killed a veteran San Jose police officer was killed by police gunfire - Full Story

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5 steps to becoming a SWAT counter-sniper

5 steps to becoming a SWAT counter-sniper

If you aspire to be a police counter-sniper, you can do all of these things outlined here and still not be selected, so be prepared to stay the course and try again - Full Story

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Calif. officer shot to death, suspect dead

Calif. officer shot to death, suspect dead

A man threatening to commit suicide unleashed a barrage of gunfire on officers called to check on him, killing a 14-year veteran of the San Jose department - Full Story



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