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October 24, 2014
NYC police commissioner: Hatchet attack was terror

NYC police commissioner: Hatchet attack was terror

Brazen attack against officers was a terrorist act by a Muslim convert who ranted online against America but had no clear ties to international extremists - Full Story
October 23, 2014

Man with hatchet killed after attacking NY cops

A man wielding a hatchet charged four rookie NYPD officers and critically wounded one of them before being shot to death Thursday afternoon - Full Story
October 23, 2014

Ariz. police shoot man with machete, officer seriously injured

Police shot machete-wielding man after chasing him in a stolen truck he rammed into a police patrol car, seriously injuring an officer - Full Story
October 18, 2014

Police ID NY man shot by police after stabbing rampage

Police said he stabbed a man and a woman with a box cutter on the bus, and also cut himself - Full Story
October 17, 2014

Conn. police stymied finding ID of man in stabbing rampage

Man slashed two passengers in a box-cutter rampage aboard a tour bus on Interstate 95 before he was fatally shot - Full Story
October 15, 2014
Man on stabbing rampage killed by Conn. trooper

Man on stabbing rampage killed by Conn. trooper

Another person suffered non-life threatening injuries when a bullet from the officer's gun ricocheted off the pavement - Full Story
October 15, 2014

Police: 2 park rangers stabbed on Boston Common

A homeless man was arrested Tuesday in what police say was the unprovoked stabbing of two park rangers on Boston Common - Full Story
October 14, 2014

Video: NM officer fatally shoots teen carrying replica

June 8 shooting of a teenager who displayed what turned out to be a cap gun was determined to be justified Wednesday - Full Story
October 08, 2014

Teen in stabbing rampage to be treated in detention center

Hribal, who turned 17 last week, has been in the detention center since he stabbed 20 students and a security guard at Franklin Regional High School - Full Story
October 04, 2014

NYPD: Officer shoots, kills knife-wielding man

The son lunged at the officers with a knife in hand, and an officer shot him once in the torso - Full Story

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