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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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    skascooter007

    over 3 years ago

    2010 Comments

    Good work LEO's

    A knife to a gun fight ?

    Stay safe and thank you..

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    darsavmo

    over 3 years ago

    11344 Comments

    Bump TexasFred...

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    everyone wants to be sensitive when it comes to those "in crisis"...odd since those in crisise are more dangerous than those who are not. The fact that the taser didnt effect him is proof where his mind/adrenaline was...if he could, he would have slaughtered every cop there with that knife.

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    Yes... Thumbs up for the Officer that fired. Taser IS NOT the required Force Level against a knife and a cleaver.
    Glad no Officer was hurt.

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    2Greazy

    over 3 years ago

    170 Comments

    Atleast this Officer knows how to deal with a deadly threat. No Taser.

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    Never take a knife, or a cleaver, to a GUN fight!

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    BklynsFinest347

    over 3 years ago

    2016 Comments

    Clean shoot. Glad no officers were hurt.

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    Straightshooter

    over 3 years ago

    1708 Comments

    Suicide by Cop? It's always a great feeling when you see brother law enforcement officers come out of something like this unharmed.

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    FireDad

    over 3 years ago

    7352 Comments

    Glad no Officers were hurt..

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    Jonas

    over 3 years ago

    41146 Comments

    It's always tragic when the Police are dragged into situations like this. Glad no Officers were hurt!!!

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