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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
October 22, 2012

Police: 1 jailed, 1 unhurt in Pa. chain saw attack

A Pennsylvania man is behind bars after police say he went after his housemate with a chain saw - Full Story
October 15, 2012
Jail: Terror suspect's fake arms are weapons

Jail: Terror suspect's fake arms are weapons

Authorities cite reports of people inside prisons — and outside — using prosthetics in vicious attacks - Full Story
October 12, 2012

Man stabs K-9 during 4-hour standoff

Found crouching behind a set of steps, suspect pulled a knife and threatened officers - Full Story
October 07, 2012

Barricaded man pulls knife on SWAT team

Suspect pointed a handgun at deputies when they entered his residence - Full Story
September 27, 2012

Calif. police cadet stabbed outside nightclub

After the assault the cadet fell to the ground, where a waitress applied pressure to the wound - Full Story

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