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Dairy Queen Clerk Shoots, Kills Sword-Wielding Robber

August 21, 2012
Video surveillance footage has confirmed the account of the clerk of a Las Vegas Dairy Queen, who fatally shot a robbery suspect who threatened him with a samurai-type sword.

Times Square Shooting Suspect Threatened Cops In 2008

August 13, 2012
The man who was fatally shot by New York City police officers after he lunged at them with a knife had threatened officers during a similar incident in 2008, Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said Monday during a news conference.

N.Y. Cops Justified In Killing Knife-Wielding Grandma

August 3, 2012
An officer was justified in shooting a woman who charged at police with knives after fatally stabbing her 4-year-old grandson, Buffalo's police commissioner said Thursday.

L.A. Sheriff's SWAT Team Arrests Machete-Wielding Man

July 16, 2012
A barricaded suspect who held another man hostage with a machete eventually surrendered after the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's tactical unit was called out.

Alaska Cop Stabbed During Pat-Down

June 19, 2012
Two Anchorage (Alaska) PD police officers disarmed a suspect who attacked them with a knife during a pat-down search and took the man into custody.

Conn. Cop's Notebooks Stop Stab Attack

June 4, 2012
The notebooks in the shirt pocket of a New Britain (Conn.) Police Department officer blocked the blade of a knife from a suspect who also stabbed another officer during a domestic disturbance call.

Calif. Deputies Shoot, Kill Pitchfork-Wielding Man

May 30, 2012
A Sacramento County (Calif.) Sheriff's deputy shot and killed a man who charged a fellow officer with a pitchfork and ignored commands to stop.

Fla. Corrections Officer Fatally Stabbed by Inmate

March 19, 2012
Sgt. Ruben Thomas, 24, was stabbed in the neck with a shank by Richard Franklin while on duty at the Columbia Correctional Institution near Lake City in northern Florida.

Small Edged Weapons

February 7, 2012

Many of the criminals now being released have learned to use small edged weapons in prison. Some of these inmates are very skilled at using these blades to slice and kill. Job one for a police officer is to not get cut and to stop the attack. After viewing these photos, read our full article, "Defending Against Small Edged Weapons."

Defending Against Small Edged Weapons

February 7, 2012

In many cases, the victims of stabbings never knew the knives were in play. Their first indication that something was wrong was when they saw blood. And that's often too late.

N.J. Man Charged Troopers with Ax, Combat Knife

December 29, 2011
New Jersey State Police troopers shot and wounded a Quinton Township man who hurled an ax and charged them with a combat-style knife on Wednesday.

Fla. Cop Shoots Suicidal Man at Ford Dealership

December 29, 2011
A Miami-Dade Police officer shot and wounded a 25-year-old suicidal man who was walking around Maroone Ford of Miami on Thursday morning. He was armed with a large, curved knife with a dragon handle.

Video: Suspect Fatally Shot After Knife Attack on Cop

November 18, 2011
Lafayette (Ind.) Police have released dash-cam footage showing the fatal shooting of a suspect who stabbed an officer in the face with a large knife. The shooting happened Oct. 19 after a nearly four-mile chase.

Shots Fired: Fort Smith, Arkansas 09/15/2010

November 7, 2011

A rape investigation presented immediate barriers for Fort Smith PD's Det. Jeff Carter, such as a reluctant victim and informant with a criminal record and chemical dependence.

Tenn. Deputy Shoots Man with Sword

November 3, 2011
A Hawkins County (Tenn.) Sheriff's deputy shot a man who lunged at him with a short-bladed sword, after the deputy repeatedly asked him to drop the weapon.

LAPD Cops Wound Machete Attacker, After Taco Truck Joyride

October 24, 2011
Los Angeles Police officers wounded a machete-wielding man who slashed a patron at a taco truck, took the truck on a joyride, and shook off an attempt to subdue him with a stun gun.

No Bail for Man Charged With Fatally Stabbing Delaware Sgt.

September 16, 2011
Sgt. Joseph Szczerba, 44, had responded to a call for a disorderly person in the Penn Acres community. Szczerba, an 18-year veteran, chased a man on foot. As the two struggled, the man stabbed the officer in the neck.

Shirtless 'Samurai' Arrested on Indiana Interstate

September 6, 2011
A shirtless "samurai" told an Indiana police officer he was "cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs" prior to his arrest in the middle of a busy Indiana interstate while wielding a 35-inch sword.

LAPD Officer Stabbed, Suspect Shot

August 26, 2011
The officer responded to the 100 block of D Street. Officers arriving at the scene found a "sharp cane" at the scene. Officers had tried to subdue the man with a TASER.

Video: N.M. Cop's On-Body Cam Captures Deadly Force

July 28, 2011
An Albuquerque (N.M.) Police officer's lapel video camera captured an enraged, knife-wielding suspect who shook off two TASER shots before forcing the officer to use deadly force.
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