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September 17, 2009
Teen wounds teacher, 8 students at German school

Teen wounds teacher, 8 students at German school

By Brigitte Caspary Associated PressANSBACH, Germany — An 18-year-old student armed with an ax... - Full Story
September 16, 2009

Md. student kills intruder with samurai sword

By Bernt Jones, Liz F. Kay and Jill Rosen Baltimore SunBALTIMORE — Hours earlier, someone had broken... - Full Story
August 28, 2009

Chicago officers save man held hostage by knife-wielding suspect

By Dave Newbart, Lisa Donovan, Lauren Guy and Kara Spak Chicago Sun-TimesCHICAGO — Trying to stop... - Full Story
July 18, 2009

Naked man stabs Philly cop during altercation

By David Gambacorta Philadelphia Daily NewsPHILADELPHIA — A police sergeant was stabbed in the... - Full Story
July 18, 2009

Calif. cop kills woman holding knife to mother's neck

Los Angeles TimesSAN DIEGO, Calif. — A San Diego police officer shot and killed a 47-year-old woman... - Full Story
July 14, 2009

Police chief defends Va. officers in shooting

By Amanda Codispoti Roanoke TimesROANOKE, Va. — Roanoke police were called to Robert Douglas Mattox's... - Full Story
May 24, 2009

Indy police justified in shooting man with machete

By Kevin O'Neal Indianapolis StarINDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A machete-wielding man was shot and killed... - Full Story
April 12, 2009

Ark. officer fatally shoots knife-wielding man

By Ginny Laroe Arkansas Democrat-GazettePIKE COUNTY, Ark. — A Pike County sheriff 's deputy shot... - Full Story
April 09, 2009

N.Y. officers shoot woman who stabbed cop

By Ikimulisa Livingston, Larry Celona and John Doyle New York PostRelated Articles: Training outside... - Full Story
April 06, 2009

Off duty Calif. officer nabs suspect who stabbed deputy

By Jannise Johnson Inland Valley Daily BulletinNORCO, Calif. — An off-duty Pomona police officer... - Full Story



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