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April 18, 2015

Video: Mo. police kill man who charged at them with knife

St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said the suspect couldn't be talked down, and officers first fired an impact weapon to no avail - Full Story
April 15, 2015

PCP found in body of teen fatally shot by Chicago cop

City Council is scheduled on Wednesday to decide whether to approve a settlement of $5M to suspect's family - Full Story
April 15, 2015
Police: NC college shooting suspect hitchhiked to Fla.

Police: NC college shooting suspect hitchhiked to Fla.

Suspect, whose face and neck are covered in dark, self-administered tattoos, was armed with a knife and carried almost $500 - Full Story
April 12, 2015
Reality Training: Controlling a crime scene when the suspect returns

Reality Training: Controlling a crime scene when the suspect returns

By PoliceOne Staff In this week's segment of Roll Call: Reality Training, Dave Smith reviews a surveillance... - Full Story
April 10, 2015

Sword-wielding man killed after attacking Fla. deputy

Man struck deputy several times before getting shot by police - Full Story
April 01, 2015

Video: Man wielding dual weapons killed after charging at Texas cop

Suspect was carrying a baseball bat in one hand and a screwdriver in the other - Full Story
March 29, 2015
Video: Knife-wielding man on rampage TASERed by UK cop

Video: Knife-wielding man on rampage TASERed by UK cop

Officers attempted to arrest the suspect as he threatened them with a 10-inch blade - Full Story
March 28, 2015

Ala. man shoots at police with bow and arrow, prompts standoff

The suspect fired an arrow at police, then retreated into his apartment, prompting a 4-hour standoff - Full Story
March 24, 2015

Police: Man fatally shot by Calif. cop left apology note

Responding officer exited his patrol car and "was immediately confronted by the male suspect who was armed with a large knife" - Full Story



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