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May 09, 2014

Minn. cop's tourniquet training saves life of woman brutally stabbed

Within the span of a few critical minutes, a convergence of skill, tourniquets and the victims' own fortitude saved the life of a University of Minnesota student - Full Story
May 08, 2014
Video: Texas officer fatally shoots knife-wielding suspect

Video: Texas officer fatally shoots knife-wielding suspect

Video captures the fatal Nov. 4 shooting of a suspect holding a knife after officers deploy a TASER multiple times - Full Story
May 05, 2014

Wis. man who stabbed deputies had schizophrenia

The man who stabbed 2 officers Thursday had schizophrenia and had been contacted numerous times in the past by police - Full Story
May 02, 2014

2 Wis. deputies stabbed, suspect killed

A Dane County sheriff's deputy fatally shot a man who had stabbed two other deputies during a disturbance Thursday - Full Story
April 30, 2014
Video: Harlem stabbing sparks chaotic clash between crowd and NYPD

Video: Harlem stabbing sparks chaotic clash between crowd and NYPD

As NYPD officers responded to the scene, spectators grew in number and about 100 additional officers were called to the scene - Full Story
April 29, 2014

Good Samaritan stabbed to death chasing robbery suspect

Sheriff's officials say a Good Samaritan suffered fatal stab wounds while chasing a thief who allegedly stabbed a woman and stole her purse - Full Story
April 28, 2014
Video: Calif. cop TASERs unruly man armed with knife

Video: Calif. cop TASERs unruly man armed with knife

Police received a call Wednesday about a man reportedly on meth acting strangely in front of a 7-Eleven - Full Story
April 28, 2014
K-9 stabbed, suspect dead in Ariz. standoff

K-9 stabbed, suspect dead in Ariz. standoff

A K-9 is recovering after a standoff with a burglary suspect that left the dog with multiple stab wounds - Full Story
April 28, 2014
Police: Calif. mom stabs infant son to death

Police: Calif. mom stabs infant son to death

A young mother believed to be suffering from depression admitted to investigators that she stabbed her 7-month-old son to death in a park - Full Story
April 25, 2014

Man shot by Calif. police files lawsuit

The shooting happened when Lafayette officers responded to a series of 911 hang-up calls - Full Story



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