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January 02, 2015
Video: Ala. officer cleared after body cam shows shooting

Video: Ala. officer cleared after body cam shows shooting

The video shows the man lunging at the officer with a hatchet after many commands by the officer to drop the weapon - Full Story
December 27, 2014
1990s TV star 'Screech' charged in bar stabbing

1990s TV star 'Screech' charged in bar stabbing

The former child star and his fiancee allegedly got into a fight at a bar on Christmas; police later found a switchblade - Full Story
December 26, 2014

Suicidal man killed by Chicago police after attacking cop with knife

Male charged at a police officer with a knife, stabbing him twice in his vest - Full Story
December 21, 2014

Teen killed after machete attack on Calif. cop

CHP officer shot and killed a 17-year-old who attacked him with a machete, and the officer was hospitalized with major injuries - Full Story
December 18, 2014
Machete, pill bottles found near Pa. rampage suspect

Machete, pill bottles found near Pa. rampage suspect

Bradley Stone had an ax, a machete and two prescription pill bottles beside him when he was found dead Tuesday in the woods after killing 6 - Full Story
December 10, 2014
No terrorism link seen in NY synagogue attack

No terrorism link seen in NY synagogue attack

Man with a history of mental illness slipped into the headquarters of a major Jewish organization and stabbed an Israeli student in the head - Full Story
December 09, 2014

Video: NY police kill knife-wielding man in synagogue attack

Emotionally disturbed man who refused to drop his knife after stabbing an Israeli student in the head was shot and killed by an officer - Full Story
December 09, 2014
Video: Ore. police fatally shoot suspect in killing of student

Video: Ore. police fatally shoot suspect in killing of student

Dash cam has been released of the fatal November 15 shooting of an armed man wanted in the stabbing death of a university student - Full Story
December 08, 2014

Detroit PD argues for TASERs after rookie cop slashed in face

A rookie Detroit Police officer is being credited with saving his partner during a razor-blade attack Saturday by a woman with possible mental health issues - Full Story
December 08, 2014

Police kill knife-wielding man at crowded Hollywood intersection

Video captured the aftermath of the fatal shooting by officers who responded to a report of an assault with a deadly weapon - Full Story



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