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Washington Police Shoot, Kill Knife-Wielding Man

Officers with the Lakewood (WA) Police Department were responding to a call of a man armed with a knife when the subject reportedly moved toward them in a threatening manner, forcing police to open fire with their service weapons.

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Connecticut Man Killed in Officer-Involved Shooting had Criminal Past

In 2010, Paul Arbitelle was found guilty of interfering with an officer, had a DUI in 2009, and had been charged with assaulting a public safety officer in 2012 and in 2016.

British Officer Lauded for Ending Knife Attack on New Year's Eve

An officer with British Transport Police said that his "instincts took over" when he heard screams coming from a rail platform.

Police in England Arrest 39 Following Stabbing

Police said the unusual mass arrest was necessary because the suspects refused to cooperate with police following the stabbing.

New York Officers Fatally Shoot Knife-Wielding Subject

Officers with the Suffolk County (NY) Police Department were called on Saturday to respond to a reportedly suicidal man wielding a knife in the Long Island town of Shirley.

New York Officer Wounded, Knife-Wielding Suspect Dead in Domestic Call

An officer with the New York Police Department was hospitalized on Sunday night following an incident that left a knife-wielding suspect dead.

California Police Fatally Shoot Suicidal Knife-Wielding Man

Officers with the Redwood City (CA) Police Department confronted by a man wielding a butcher knife on Monday were forced to open fire, fatally wounding him.

Virginia Police ID Knife-Wielding Man Fatally Shot While Stabbing Woman

The Richmond (VA) Police Department said on Thursday that the man who was fatally shot by police as he stabbed a woman inside a residence refused orders from responding officers to drop the knife in his hand.

Minnesota Police Shoot, Kill Reportedly Suicidal Knife-Wielding Man

Officers from Stillwater, Bayport, and Oak Park Heights all responded to the incident, finding the man carrying the knife. One officer deployed a TASER, then another opened fire with a sidearm.

Ax-Wielding Man Accused of Causing OIS in Texas

Officers with the Laredo (TX) Police Department responded to calls of a man wielding an ax in a threatening manner, arriving at the scene to find a man fitting that description.