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October 02, 2014

NYPD: Police mistakenly kill man in confrontation

An unarmed man who intervened in a confrontation between police and a knife-wielding assailant died of a gunshot to the back.
September 29, 2014

NJ cop stabbed, suspect shot after attempted gun-grab

15-year veteran officer was stabbed with a 10-12 inch steak knife during a struggle on a sidewalk.
September 26, 2014

Okla. woman beheaded, reserve deputy shoots suspect

Man who had been fired from food processing plant beheaded a woman with a knife and was attacking another worker when he was shot.
September 24, 2014

Terror suspect killed after stabbing 2 Australian officers

An 18-year-old man, identified as Numan Haider, was shot dead at a police station in the Endeavour Hills suburb of Melbourne, Australia on Tuesday night after he attacked two officers.
September 09, 2014

Ohio cops TASER murder suspect armed with knife

Murder suspect seeking 'suicide by cop' led officers on a foot pursuit that ended in a standoff in the waters of Lake Erie
September 05, 2014

NY police TASER naked man wielding knife at playground

The unidentified man stripped naked and shoved a man to the ground after stumbling onto a playground.
August 28, 2014

Man stabs Atlanta cop with butcher knife, gets shot

Man stabbed an officer in the back with a 14-inch long butcher knife before another cop shot the suspect.
August 21, 2014

Mo. police open fire in fatal standoff with knife-wielding man

Kajieme Powell tried to attack two officers with a steak knife and approached police while shouting, "Shoot me! Kill me now!"
August 19, 2014

Mo. officers fatally shoot knife-wielding man

The shooting is currently under investigation and may have been a ‘suicide by cop.’



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