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March 21, 2015
Police: Man swinging a machete shot at New Orleans airport

Police: Man swinging a machete shot at New Orleans airport

The man pulled out a can of the insecticide and began spraying both agents and several passengers before he drew a large machete from the waistband of his pants - Full Story
March 18, 2015
Wis. cop kills armed man upon return from leave for other OIS

Wis. cop kills armed man upon return from leave for other OIS

Kenosha police officer Pablo Torres returned from leave Saturday, 10 days after shooting a man who advanced on police armed with knives - Full Story
March 17, 2015
Video: Dallas cops fatally shoot mentally ill man wielding screwdriver

Video: Dallas cops fatally shoot mentally ill man wielding screwdriver

Suspect became aggressive when the officers ordered him to drop the weapon in the June 2014 incident, according to police - Full Story
March 17, 2015

Trending Topics: When a cop faces a sudden attack

By PoliceOne Staff The unpredictability of a suspect is a dangerous reality police officers face every... - Full Story
March 09, 2015

Trending Topics: When a suspect seeks suicide by cop

By PoliceOne Staff Among the most unpredictable and dangerous situations a police officer can be faced... - Full Story
March 05, 2015
Video: Knife-wielding man tells NM cops 'shoot me'

Video: Knife-wielding man tells NM cops 'shoot me'

Department's police chief credited his officers for their handling of the potentially deadly incident - Full Story
February 28, 2015

Residents back Boston cop who shot man wielding stake

The suspect was allegedly attacking residents with a sharpened wooden stake before being shot - Full Story
February 21, 2015

DOJ reviewing OIS of Utah man wielding samurai sword

In November, the NAACP asked the Justice Department to review the shooting for any civil rights violations, saying information released by police did not seem to justify the shooting - Full Story
February 18, 2015
Video: Okla. stop ends in gunfire after DUI suspect brandishes knife

Video: Okla. stop ends in gunfire after DUI suspect brandishes knife

37-year old Steven Andrew Smith was stopped January 30 by Dover Police Chief Jonathan Eason on suspicion of drunk driving - Full Story
February 06, 2015
Video: Texas cop cleared in fatal OIS, body cam released

Video: Texas cop cleared in fatal OIS, body cam released

36-year-old Johnny Joseph Martinez confronted officers – threatening them with a chair and multiple knives as police attempted to take him into custody - Full Story



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