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Police Shoot, Kill Man Armed With Knife, Meat Cleaver

Police Shoot, Kill Man Armed With Knife, Meat Cleaver

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Associated Press

August 02, 2010

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police in Philadelphia say a man armed with a knife and a cleaver was shot after a Taser jolt failed to stop him from charging officers.

Police said the 53-year-old North Philadelphia man, whose name has not been released, was visiting a family friend Friday when he became enraged and the resident fled to call police.

Lt. Frank Vanore says officers arrived and tried to talk to the man with the aid of crisis intervention officers but were unable to calm him down. Vanore says the man was armed at various times with a knife and a cleaver.

The man eventually charged at a group of six officers gathered on the street, and a 22nd District officer fired, striking the man in the chest and arm. The man was pronounced dead at Temple University Hospital just after 4 p.m. Friday.


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    t1401hm

    over 3 years ago

    1754 Comments

    Definitely a correct use of a deadly weapon. Regrettable, but it is great that the officers got to go home safely to their families.

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    gheil

    over 3 years ago

    478 Comments

    If you come at someone with an edged weapon, or weapons in this case, it's deadly force. No ifs, ands or buts about it. Good shoot.

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    cgregor12

    over 3 years ago

    3026 Comments

    When you make it my life versus yours, you bet your going to lose. Officer did what he had to do to go home at the end of the night.

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    OFFICER_K_CPD

    over 3 years ago

    2296 Comments

    Suicide by cop....good shot. Thumbs up.

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    uncledennis1

    over 3 years ago

    23110 Comments

    Death wish no doubt.

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    CPD2073

    over 3 years ago

    176 Comments

    Hate to see anyone's life end but officer's must protected themselves. May god look after the officer's.

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    excop23260

    over 3 years ago

    784 Comments

    Just another suicide by cop. Dern but thats hard to take. My prayers go out for the Officers involved.

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    184retired

    over 3 years ago

    3804 Comments

    I don't think everyone is sensitive to those in crisis, they are afraid of losing their jobs for doing what they are supposed to do.

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    184retired

    over 3 years ago

    3804 Comments

    Those tazers are gonna get a cop killed one of these days, deadly force situation use the gun...end of story

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    mkiprotection

    over 3 years ago

    2384 Comments

    Bump PSD_Team_Leader again!

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    shaun741

    over 3 years ago

    2758 Comments

    It appears everyone has tried their best to avoid the use of lethal force until there was no other choice. No officers and no public hurt which is what matters

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    Robocop33

    over 3 years ago

    14600 Comments

    Well Duh! Damn right they should have shot him! Got to hand it to the PPD as they really tried to end it without violence but the dummie just would not listen. Suicide by cop.

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    Irishcop1961

    over 3 years ago

    45846 Comments

    Bump PSD_Team_Leader

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    OdetteMarie

    over 3 years ago

    2 Comments

    Sad thing, but policemen often cannot wait and see if the person is going to kill somebody before acting. Thank God no police officer was wounded.

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    jims4

    over 3 years ago

    2610 Comments

    Good job Philly PO's...nobody was hurt, priority #1.

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