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October 10, 2011

Cops shoot knife-wielding man at NY newspaper office

Authorities believe it was a suicide by cop - Full Story
September 26, 2011

Witness: Fatality at Wash. school possible suicide-by-cop

The gunman who was fatally shot by officers outside a school on Saturday fired at pedestrians before aiming at police - Full Story
July 16, 2011

Bath salts suspected in suicide by cop arrest

“The guy was saying, ‘Why didn’t you shoot me — that’s why I told you I had a gun,’” police said - Full Story
June 25, 2011

Video: Tenn. police release suicide-by-cop dashcam

Guy Ronald McDowell pointed pellet gun at cops after standoff - Full Story
March 20, 2011

Ex-SWAT officer killed by deputies in SBC

He came out of the house wearing a utility vest after a long standoff and then stabbed an officer with a knife - Full Story
March 02, 2011

Video: Cops shoot, kill weapon-wielding man after Okla. pursuit

The man stole a Red Bull from a convenience store, took off, and then pointed a weapon at officers after the pursuit - Full Story
February 11, 2011

Video: Hostage-taker killed outside NC bank

Footage of the standoff shows a teenage gunman leaving the bank with a hostage in his arms before cops open fire - Full Story
February 05, 2011

Friend: Mel Gibson tried to commit suicide by cop

"Mel was trying to invite death by cop," he said. "I don't think this was being anti-Semitic" - Full Story
January 20, 2011

NH man seeks leniency after threatening cop

Man accused of threatening to kill a police officer said in court that he was drunk at the time, and that he really is 'not a troublemaker' - Full Story



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