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June 08, 2015

Police fatally shoot knife-wielding Boston terror suspect

26-year-old Usaama Rahim plotted to kill police officers, according to officials.
May 13, 2015

NY cops shoot man suspected in 4 hammer attacks

Man pulled a hammer from a bag and lunged at officers who approached him on the street.
April 28, 2015

Civilians rescue campus officer violently stabbed in Texas store

The suspect walked up to her, pulled out a large hunting knife and began stabbing her.
April 23, 2015

NC suspect attacks deputy with knife

Suspect exited a residence in the December incident and stabbed a deputy in the chest — body armor prevented the attack from causing serious injury.
April 18, 2015

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.
April 01, 2015

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.
March 29, 2015

Knife-wielding man on rampage TASERed by UK cop

Officers attempted to arrest the suspect as he threatened them with a 10-inch blade.
March 17, 2015

Dallas cops fatally shoot mentally ill man wielding screwdriver

Suspect armed with a screwdriver became aggressive when the officers ordered him to drop it, according to police.
March 05, 2015

Knife-wielding man tells NM cops 'shoot me'

Department's police chief credited his officers for their handling of the potentially deadly incident.



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