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December 09, 2014

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.
November 23, 2014

Ala. officer shoots knife-wielding man

Police responded to reports of a man threatening someone with a knife when the shooting occurred Friday.
November 14, 2014

2 officers wounded at Conn. Navy base

Authorities say two Navy civilian police officers have been wounded while confronting a knife-wielding man.
November 12, 2014

Kan. officer shoots man armed with knives

Officer opened fire after man wielding dual knives took a fighting stance and yelled, "you're gonna shoot me, you're gonna shoot me."
November 11, 2014

NAACP seeks federal review of Utah police shooting

Utah County attorney's office ruled last week that the two officers involved were justified in the shooting because they feared for their lives and the lives of others.
November 11, 2014

Idaho police fatally shoot knife-wielding woman

Dash and body camera footage has been released of a deadly July 8 shooting of a woman armed with a knife who charged officers.
November 07, 2014

Minn. man attacks nurses in hospital rampage

A video released Thursday by police documents a man's brutal attack on hospital staff that ended with the suspect dying in handcuffs.
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.
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.

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