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December 21, 2014

Teen killed after machete attack on Calif. cop

CHP officer shot and killed a 17-year-old who attacked him with a machete, and the officer was hospitalized with major injuries - Full Story
December 18, 2014
Machete, pill bottles found near Pa. rampage suspect

Machete, pill bottles found near Pa. rampage suspect

Bradley Stone had an ax, a machete and two prescription pill bottles beside him when he was found dead Tuesday in the woods after killing 6 - Full Story
December 10, 2014
No terrorism link seen in NY synagogue attack

No terrorism link seen in NY synagogue attack

Man with a history of mental illness slipped into the headquarters of a major Jewish organization and stabbed an Israeli student in the head - Full Story
December 09, 2014

Video: NY police kill knife-wielding man in synagogue attack

Emotionally disturbed man who refused to drop his knife after stabbing an Israeli student in the head was shot and killed by an officer - Full Story
December 09, 2014
Video: Ore. police fatally shoot suspect in killing of student

Video: Ore. police fatally shoot suspect in killing of student

Dash cam has been released of the fatal November 15 shooting of an armed man wanted in the stabbing death of a university student - Full Story
December 08, 2014

Detroit PD argues for TASERs after rookie cop slashed in face

A rookie Detroit Police officer is being credited with saving his partner during a razor-blade attack Saturday by a woman with possible mental health issues - Full Story
December 08, 2014

Police kill knife-wielding man at crowded Hollywood intersection

Video captured the aftermath of the fatal shooting by officers who responded to a report of an assault with a deadly weapon - Full Story
December 08, 2014
Trial set to begin in stabbing death of Pa. K-9

Trial set to begin in stabbing death of Pa. K-9

Man accused of killing Pittsburgh police K-9 Rocco and wounding several officers, including the dog's handler - Full Story
December 08, 2014

Suspect in Amtrak attacks says he saw demon before stabbings

Passenger accused of stabbing 4 on an Amtrak train told police he began the attack after seeing another man turn into a demon - Full Story
December 07, 2014
Witness: Police likely saved lives in Mich. Amtrak attack

Witness: Police likely saved lives in Mich. Amtrak attack

Police officers struggling to get through a chaotic scene aboard an Amtrak train in Michigan are being credited with preventing even more bloodshed - Full Story



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