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February 16, 2013
Judge: Man who lunged at cop with sword not guilty

Judge: Man who lunged at cop with sword not guilty

The Md. man has been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, and is expected to be committed to a mental hospital - Full Story
February 12, 2013

Sex offender inmate stabs Texas officer, flees

He somehow obtained a sharp object and stabbed one of the officers once in the neck and 3 times in the back - Full Story
February 04, 2013

Video: Police TASER knife-wielding man outside Buckingham Palace

The suspect was spotted carrying two knives outside the central gate of the London tourist landmark - Full Story
February 04, 2013
Mass. officer speared by suspect following pursuit

Mass. officer speared by suspect following pursuit

A 2 1/2 foot double bladed spear pierced the officer through his armor - Full Story
January 30, 2013

NJ man charged with bow and arrow killing

The suspect used a compound bow and a quiver of arrows to kill a man following a fist fight - Full Story
January 21, 2013

NJ man accused of stabbing stranger in store

Woman was pushing her 5-month-old in a carriage when her attacker stabbed her a dozen times - Full Story
January 02, 2013

Naked man wielding 'Samurai' sword arrested after standoff

32 police were at the scene blocking off the area as officers tried negotiating with the crazed man - Full Story
November 30, 2012
Shooter kills 2, self at Wyo. college

Shooter kills 2, self at Wyo. college

Authorities say the suspect used an edged weapon in at least one of the killings Friday morning - Full Story
October 29, 2012

Would-be freeway jumper stabs officer

Suspect was apprehended before he may have jumped onto the freeway, risking the lives of motorists below - Full Story
October 22, 2012

Video: Vigilante draws samurai sword to stop train fight

Video shows two young men appearing to jump a third man, and a fourth man who appears behind them with a katana sword-in hand - Full Story

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