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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
October 02, 2014

NYPD: Police mistakenly kill man in confrontation

An unarmed man who intervened in a confrontation between police and a knife-wielding assailant died of a gunshot to the back - Full Story
September 30, 2014
Secret Service head takes heat for WH breach

Secret Service head takes heat for WH breach

Facing blistering criticism from Congress, director acknowledged the agency fell short in executing its plan to protect the White House - Full Story
September 29, 2014

NJ cop stabbed, suspect shot after attempted gun-grab

15-year veteran officer was stabbed with a 10-12 inch steak knife during a struggle on a sidewalk - Full Story
September 26, 2014

Okla. woman beheaded, reserve deputy shoots suspect

Man who had been fired from food processing plant beheaded a woman with a knife and was attacking another worker when he was shot - Full Story
September 24, 2014

Australian police kill suspected terrorist who stabbed officers

Officers had asked the 18-year-old man to come to a police station on Tuesday night to answer questions - Full Story
September 22, 2014
Prosecutor: 800 rounds found in car of White House intruder

Prosecutor: 800 rounds found in car of White House intruder

Investigators found more than 800 rounds of ammo, a machete and two hatchets in the car of the former soldier accused of scaling the White House fence - Full Story

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