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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
December 13, 2013

Multiple people stabbed after Denver Broncos game

At least three people were stabbed in a parking lot at Sports Authority Stadium Field after a Denver Broncos game - Full Story
November 26, 2013
Nurse killed, 4 injured in Texas hospital stabbings

Nurse killed, 4 injured in Texas hospital stabbings

A 22-year-old man has been charged with murder in the stabbings, which happened around 7 a.m. Tuesday - Full Story
November 26, 2013
Colo. chief defends officer's actions in fatal shooting

Colo. chief defends officer's actions in fatal shooting

The veteran officer had reason to believe the knife-wielding suspect was about to stab him, the chief said - Full Story
November 25, 2013

Colo. police shoot, kill man waving machete

The man had threatened his girlfriend with knives and came at officers with a machete before he was shot - Full Story

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