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November 04, 2014

2 Texas officers stabbed in campus knife attack

Officer was questioning the suspect when he pulled out a knife and stabbed him repeatedly. A second campus officer came to help and was also stabbed - Full Story
November 03, 2014

Prosecutor: Fatal shooting of costumed man with sword justified

Officers were justified in fatally shooting a young man who was wielding a sword as part of a Japanese anime costume - Full Story
October 31, 2014

Police: Man swings ax at DC officer in attack

Officer suffered a minor injury while struggling with the man in an unprovoked attack early Friday - Full Story
October 30, 2014
Video: Crowd cheers as attacked NY cop leaves hospital

Video: Crowd cheers as attacked NY cop leaves hospital

A rookie NYPD officer was met with applause by fellow officers as he made a step toward recovery following a hatchet attack last week - Full Story
October 25, 2014
Okla. inmate attacks lawyer with razor, then gets life

Okla. inmate attacks lawyer with razor, then gets life

He was sentenced Friday to three life prison terms without parole in the killings of two girls and his fiancee - Full Story
October 24, 2014

Video: Ariz. officer improving after collision in fatal OIS

Police identified suspect as Jeremy Bustos, 43, and said he was rushed to a hospital along with an Avondale police officer who was injured in the collision - Full Story
October 24, 2014
NYC police commissioner: Hatchet attack was terror

NYC police commissioner: Hatchet attack was terror

Brazen attack against officers was a terrorist act by a Muslim convert who ranted online against America but had no clear ties to international extremists - Full Story
October 23, 2014

Man with hatchet killed after attacking NY cops

A man wielding a hatchet charged four rookie NYPD officers and critically wounded one of them before being shot to death Thursday afternoon - Full Story
October 23, 2014

Ariz. police shoot man with machete, officer seriously injured

Police shot machete-wielding man after chasing him in a stolen truck he rammed into a police patrol car, seriously injuring an officer - Full Story
October 18, 2014

Police ID NY man shot by police after stabbing rampage

Police said he stabbed a man and a woman with a box cutter on the bus, and also cut himself - Full Story

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