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March 20, 2014

Md. man killed by cops had similar knife incident before

A man shot to death this week by Baltimore County police had approached officers with a knife before - Full Story
February 22, 2014

Calif. campus police fatally shoot knife-wielding man

The suspect charged at police and had no reaction to the officers' TASER - Full Story
February 21, 2014

4 dead, 2 wounded in Calif. tribal center shootings

A formal tribe leader opened fire at an eviction hearing, then went after victims with a knife - Full Story
February 05, 2014

$1M bond set for man who stabbed K-9 to death

Judge considers fallen K-9 full officer, sets $1M bond for suspect - Full Story
January 29, 2014

Pa. K-9 stabbed, 2 officers injured during arrest

K-9 was stabbed in the back and two officers were injured while trying to apprehend a man wanted for a home invasion - Full Story
January 25, 2014

Witnesses: Cop forced to shoot 'zombie' with carving knife

Ian Michael Saum was shot after he moved toward police wielding a long carving knife; his condition is unknown - Full Story
January 16, 2014

Video: Body cam captures violent 'suicide by cop'

Body camera footage shows a tense confrontation between an Idaho officer and a knife-wielding suspect, which resulted in a fatal shooting - Full Story
January 04, 2014

Texas cop shoots man stabbing pregnant girlfriend

The officer arrived on the scene to see the man actively stabbing the woman as she lay on the ground - Full Story
December 26, 2013

Police: Christmas night fight between sisters ends in stabbing

One sister is hospitalized and another is in jail after an argument over apple fritters ended in a stabbing - Full Story
December 21, 2013

Off-duty NY cop stabbed in neck by cousin

Angel Rosario, 64, stabbed the officer with a knife inside the officer's home when he was asked not to smoke marijuana in the house - Full Story

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