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September 09, 2013
Robbery suspect stabs deputy, flees Detroit court

Robbery suspect stabs deputy, flees Detroit court

The suspect overpowered Deputy Harrison Tolliver with a plastic comb several times in the neck, then stole his uniform - Full Story
September 06, 2013

'Butt slasher' sentenced to 7 years, time served

Johnny Pimentel pleaded guilty to using a razor blade to slash the behinds of multiple women - Full Story
September 04, 2013

1 dead, 3 injured in Texas high school stabbing

The sheriff believes the attack may have been gang related - Full Story
September 02, 2013

Ill. police shoot lunging, knife-wielding man

The officers struck the man with a baton and sprayed him with pepper spray but neither affected the man - Full Story
August 26, 2013

NY police rescue woman from would-be murderer

Police shot a man as he repeatedly stabbed his ex-girlfriend in the stomach and legs - Full Story
August 26, 2013

Police: Fla. man threatened to kill wife over cat litter

Avelino Urbano Garon, 59, was arrested for threatening his wife with a knife over whose job it was to empty the litter box - Full Story
July 29, 2013

Video: Police fatally shoot knife-wielding teen on bus

Witnesses are questioning why 9 shots were fired at the teen, who approached police with a knife and ignored orders - Full Story
July 25, 2013

Ex-pro wrestler arrested in fatal stabbing

Brian McGhee, better known as "The Future" Donovan Ruddick, stabbed a woman to death then crashed his vehicle fleeing police - Full Story
July 09, 2013

NM police fatally shoot crazed, knife-wielding man

The man was a mentally ill Vietnam veteran that police had dealt with before, and he approached with two knives - Full Story
July 01, 2013

Video released of cop killing man in deadly Walmart standoff

Capt. David Huff, a trained hostage negotiator, fired at point-blank range at a man holding a young girl at knife-point - Full Story

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