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officer fires shot trying to talk down blaine man threatening others with butche


a centennial lakes police officer fired a single shot, but didn’t hit anyone, while trying to talk down a blaine man threatening to slit the throats of people in his home, according to the anoka county sheriff’s office. the 67-year-old suspect was also brandishing what turned out to be a bb gun.around 7 p.m. sunday, a 911-caller reported a man who lived at a mobile home park was threatening others with a butcher a knife and carrying a handgun. the centennial lakes officers arrived first and confronted the man, “who was still brandishing the handgun and not compliant and a single shot was fired,” according to a news release from the sheriff’s department.the officers eventually brought the man down with a taser. the man has been arrested but not yet charged with a crime.andy mannix






officer fires shot trying to talk down blaine man threatening others with butche


a centennial lakes police officer fired a single shot, but didn't hit anyone, while trying to talk down a blaine man threatening to slit the throats of people in his home, according to the anoka county sheriff's office. the 67-year-old suspect was also brandishing what turned out to be a bb gun.around 7 p.m. sunday, a 911-caller reported a man who lived at a mobile home park was threatening others with a butcher a knife and carrying a handgun. the centennial lakes officers arrived first and confronted the man, "who was still brandishing the handgun and not compliant and a single shot was fired," according to a news release from the sheriff's department.the officers eventually brought the man down with a taser. the man has been arrested but not yet charged with a crime.andy mannix






officer fires gun in blaine, suspect in custody


blaine, minn. — anoka county sheriff's officials say an officer fired a gunshot while responding to a domestic disturbance in blaine, but no one was struck.the sheriff's office said monday two centennial police officers responded to a call sunday about 7 p.m. about a man who was threatening others with a butcher knife and also had a handgun.authorities say the officers confronted the suspect who they say was not compliant. that's when a single shot was fired by an officer. the man was subdued with a stun gun.officials say the man was armed with a bb gun.






police fatally shoot man threatening kids with butcher knife


baltimore — a swat officer fatally shot a man who was threatening two young children with a butcher knife in a baltimore home, police said friday.a 39-year-old homeless man had spent the night with relatives at the house, but early friday morning the family called police to report that he was holding a knife to the a 1-year-old boy and 4-year-old girl, police spokesman t.j. smith said at a news conference. smith said relatives told officers arriving at the home that the man was on drugs and had barricaded himself inside a bedroom with the children. patrol officers who initially responded called in the swat team.officers demanded that the man drop the knife, but instead he threatened the children and held the knife to their bodies, smith said. a swat officer fired at least once, killing the






baltimore prosecutors conclude shooting by officer justified


baltimore (ap) — baltimore prosecutors have concluded that a swat officer was justified in the fatal shooting of a man who was threatening two children with a knife.authorities also released body-camera footage tuesday showing suspect reno owens jr. threatening his cousin’s two small children, ages 4 and 1, with a 12-inch butcher knife before he was shot in the head.the baltimore sun reports (http://bsun.md/2lfwgti ) that swat officer zachary rein shot owens back in march to end a standoff in the sandtown-winchester neighborhood of baltimore.the report released by the office of state’s attorney marilyn mosby says blood testing found evidence that the suspect was high on drugs at the time.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.police commissioner kevin davis said tuesday






police: officer shot man pointing knife at him


camp springs, md. — authorities say a maryland police officer responding to a family dispute shot and wounded a man who began approaching the officer while pointing a knife.prince george's county police spokeswoman jennifer donelan says police went to the camp springs townhouse tuesday evening after a woman reported her son had threatened to choke her.donelan said that when the officers arrived, 29-year-old anton ferrell went outside with a knife and began advancing toward an officer in a threatening manner.she says the officer told ferrell to drop the knife multiple times before firing, striking him once in the leg. donelan says ferrell is in stable condition at a hospital and has been charged with attempted murder. the officer who shot him was identified as 12-year veteran cpl. ervin nea






police: officer shot man pointing knife at him


camp springs, md. (ap) — authorities say a maryland police officer responding to a family dispute shot and wounded a man who began approaching the officer while pointing a knife.prince george’s county police spokeswoman jennifer donelan says police went to the camp springs townhouse tuesday evening after a woman reported her son had threatened to choke her.donelan said that when the officers arrived, 29-year-old anton ferrell went outside with a knife and began advancing toward an officer in a threatening manner.she says the officer told ferrell to drop the knife multiple times before firing, striking him once in the leg. donelan says ferrell is in stable condition at a hospital and has been charged with attempted murder. the officer who shot him was identified as 12-year veteran cpl. ervi






police: officer shoots knife-wielding man virginia


richmond, va. — police say an officer in virginia shot a knife-wielding man who had earlier told dispatchers that he strangled his wife.the richmond police department says officers were called to an apartment complex early sunday after a man told a dispatcher that he strangled his wife and was holding a gun to his head.police say officers found the man at the front door of the residence and an officer used a stun gun, which police say "proved ineffective." police say the man then threatened the officers with a knife and an officer shot the man once.police say the man was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.police say officers found a woman's body in the residence.the officer has been placed on administrative leave, per department policy.






grand jury clears cop who killed man holding butcher knife


hamilton, ohio (ap) — a grand jury has concluded no charges should be filed against an ohio police officer who fatally shot a man authorities say was charging him with a butcher knife.butler county prosecutor mike gmoser (moh’-zur) said monday that the grand jury considered evidence including witness accounts and the history of the man who was killed. he says 24-year-old michael wilson-salzl had called in a false report april 22 of shots fired in his apartment complex parking lot in hamilton.police say once an officer arrived, wilson-salzl charged at him while wearing a black mask and holding a knife. police say wilson-salzl then refused commands before 17-year hamilton police officer steven mcfall fired three times.gmoser says investigation also found wilson-salzl was mentally disturbed,






police: officer shoots mississippi man who pulled knife


jackson, miss. — officials say a police officer in mississippi shot and killed a man after he allegedly lunged at her with a knife.multiple media outlets report that jackson police say the man approached the officer with his hands in his pockets about 5 p.m. wednesday.police chief lee vance says the officer twice told the man to take his hand out of his pockets. when he did, he pulled a 6-inch knife and lunged at the woman. vance says that's when the officer shot the man in the chest.the man was pronounced dead at an area hospital.the officer was not injured. she has been placed on administrative leave with pay as a routine procedure.the names and other details about the officer and the slain man have not been released.






authorities release name of deputy who shot wisconsin boy


madison, wis. — wisconsin authorities have released the name of a sheriff's deputy who fatally shot an eighth-grade boy on a native american reservation.the state department of justice says ashland county sheriff's deputy brock mrdjenovich shot 14-year-old jason pero on the bad river reservation wednesday after pero approached the officer with a butcher knife and refused to drop it.authorities say pero lunged at mrdjenovich twice. mrdjenovich fired, hitting the boy twice.an investigation shows pero called 911 to report a man with a knife, then described himself to dispatch. authorities say evidence shows he'd been despondent.his grandparents told the associated press that pero went home from school ill wednesday, but they didn't know why he left the home. relatives questioned whether he ha






extra police to be at blaine high thursday after message found in bathroom


extra police will be at blaine high school thursday after a potentially threatening message was found in a bathroom on wednesday.school administration notified a resource officer from the blaine police department about a message that “was vague but could have been construed as a potential threat,” lt. dan pelkey of the blaine police department said in a news release.the message written on a wall in a women’s restroom was found just before 2 p.m. wednesday. it said “2-9-17 will be blaine’s bloodest (sic) day,” according to images posted on social media.police investigated and said they don’t believe the message has any credibility nor do they believe it poses a safety concern.to ensure students feel safe at school thursday, additional police will be on pus, pelkey said.






san jose man shot after charging officer with a knife arrested for attempted mur


san jose — khanh tran, who was shot and wounded after reportedly charging at an officer with a knife, has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, police said.police were called to lewis and senter roads around 12:35 p.m. friday after reports of a man with a knife threatening people and then stabbing himself.the first officer to arrive at the scene was confronted by the man, who ignored commands to drop the knife and charged at the officer, according to police. the officer discharged his firearm, hitting the suspect at least once.tran, of san jose, was transported to regional medical center, where he is listed in critical conditions. he was arrested and paper booked into the santa clara county jail.the officer, who was not identified, was placed on routine paid administrative leave.






eau claire police officer fatally shoots knife-wielding man


eau claire, wis. — authorities say an eau claire police officer fatally shot a 25-year-old man after the man refused to drop a knife and advanced on officers.police responded late saturday morning to a 911 call about a man banging on doors and yelling in the hallway of an eau claire apartment complex. when officers arrived, they found the man in a parking lot holding a knife.police chief jerry staniszewski told reporters that authorities used "less-lethal options," including firing bean bag rounds and using a stun gun, before the officer shot the suspect "to end the deadly threat."the officer is a 20-year police veteran whose name was not released.the la crosse police department is investigating. it is the second time police have fatally shot someone in eau claire this year.






san jose man shot after charging officer with a knife arrested on suspicion of a


san jose — khanh tran, who was shot and wounded after reportedly charging at an officer with a knife, has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, police said.police were called to lewis and senter roads around 12:35 p.m. friday after reports of a man with a knife threatening people and then stabbing himself.the first officer to arrive at the scene was confronted by the man, who ignored commands to drop the knife and charged at the officer, according to police. the officer discharged his firearm, hitting the suspect at least once.tran, of san jose, was transported to regional medical center, where he is listed in critical conditions. he was arrested and paper booked into the santa clara county jail.the officer, who was not identified, was placed on routine paid administrative leave.






chief: officer shoots man threatening suicide in s carolina


hanahan, s.c. — authorities in south carolina say a police officer shot a man after he turned and pointed a gun at officers.hanahan police chief dennis turner said in a news release that his officers were called to a home around 3 a.m. saturday and found a man who had been drinking and was threatening to kill himself.turner says officers began talking to the man, who then pointed the gun at an officer. another officer then fired, wounding the man.the chief says the man suffered life-threatening injuries and is in the hospital.turner says none of the officers were injured.the names and races of the officer and the man shot have not been released.state police are investigating the shooting.






civil trial set for officer who shot mentally ill man


norfolk, va. — a civil trial begins tuesday for a virginia police officer who shot and killed a mentally ill man who had a knife.the virginian-pilot reports (http://bit.ly/2mnizd1 ) that norfolk police officer carl seger will represent himself. the family of the man he shot, lawrence faine, seeks $2.5 million.the shooting occurred in 2014. a judge had ordered seger to arrest faine and take him to a hospital.seger says faine came at him with a knife. prosecutors determined seger had to shoot faine to protect himself and others.faine's family claimed the officer acted recklessly when he forced his way into the apartment with a gun.






police: officer shot 2 men threatening others with gun


akron, ohio (ap) — police in ohio say an officer shot and wounded two men who were threatening people with a gun during a large fight outside an akron nightclub.officials say both men, ages 21 and 23, were seriously injured. police say they were threatening officers and other people in a downtown bar district early sunday when an officer opened fire. police say shots were fired back at the officers, but they were not hurt.investigators say a handgun was recovered near one of the men.the officer who fired the shots has been placed on paid administrative leave. investigators have not released his name or the names of the injured men.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.






officer shoots, wounds man who was stabbing woman in indiana


new castle, ind. (ap) — authorities say a police officer shot and wounded a man who was stabbing a woman in eastern indiana.state police say officers responded sunday night in new castle following a report that a man with a large knife was chasing a woman around the yard of a home.one new castle officer went to the front of the home and another went to the rear, where he encountered the woman as she fled from the man. police say the officer shot the 41-year-old man after he stabbed the woman in the neck. the man was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries.the 38-year-old woman was taken to a hospital with serious injuries.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.police say they believe the man and woman were acquaintances and were involved in a domestic dispute before






former n-dubz rapper dappy sentenced for knife possession


image caption dappy, whose real name is costadinos contostavlos, had armed himself with a butcher's knife the former n-dubz rapper dappy has been given a suspended jail sentence for arming himself with a butcher's knife during a row with his partner.the singer, whose real name is costas contostavlos, 30, admitted having the knife outside the home he shared with imani campbell in hatfield on 10 may.he was given nine months in jail suspended for two years.contostavlos, who had a black eye after being attacked while on remand, wept in the dock and thanked the judge.during his trial the court was told neighbours heard a commotion at the couple's hertfordshire home in the early hours of the morning.mobile phone footage taken by a witness showed the rapper came out of his home and go to a bush i






former n-dubz rapper dappy sentenced for knife possession


image caption dappy, whose real name is costadinos contostavlos, had armed himself with a butcher's knife the former n-dubz rapper dappy has been given a suspended jail sentence for arming himself with a butcher's knife during a row with his partner.the singer, whose real name is costas contostavlos, 30, admitted having the knife outside the home he shared with imani campbell in hatfield on 10 may.he was given nine months in jail suspended for two years.contostavlos, who had a black eye after being attacked while on remand, wept in the dock and thanked the judge.during his trial the court was told neighbours heard a commotion at the couple's hertfordshire home in the early hours of the morning.mobile phone footage taken by a witness showed the rapper came out of his home and go to a bush i






former n-dubz rapper dappy sentenced for knife possession


image caption dappy, whose real name is costadinos contostavlos, had armed himself with a butcher's knife the former n-dubz rapper dappy has been given a suspended jail sentence for arming himself with a butcher's knife during a row with his partner.the star, whose real name is costas contostavlos, 30, admitted having the knife outside the home he shared with imani campbell in hatfield on 10 may.he was given nine months in jail suspended for two years.the rapper, who had a black eye after being attacked while on remand, wept in the dock and thanked the judge.during his trial the court was told neighbours heard a commotion at the couple's hertfordshire home in the early hours of the morning.mobile phone footage taken by a witness showed the rapper came out of his home and go to a bush in th






former n-dubz rapper dappy sentenced for knife possession


image caption dappy, whose real name is costadinos contostavlos, had armed himself with a butcher's knife the former n-dubz rapper dappy has been given a suspended jail sentence for arming himself with a butcher's knife during a row with his partner.the star, whose real name is costas contostavlos, 30, admitted having the knife outside the home he shared with imani campbell in hatfield on 10 may.he was given nine months in jail suspended for two years.the rapper, who had a black eye after being attacked while on remand, wept in the dock and thanked the judge.during his trial the court was told neighbours heard a commotion at the couple's hertfordshire home in the early hours of the morning.mobile phone footage taken by a witness showed the rapper came out of his home and go to a bush in th






miami-dade police: officer shot knife-wielding man at airport


a miami-dade police officer shot a man with a knife at the airport thursday night.        






man who was shot after threatening cop gets 4-year prison sentence


a man who was shot by crystal lake police after officials said he lunged at an officer with a knife has now been charged criminally.joseph laudicina, 29, of addison, who remains hospitalized from a gunshot wound, was charged with home invasion, vehicular invasion and aggravated domestic battery,...a man who was shot by crystal lake police after officials said he lunged at an officer with a knife has now been charged criminally.joseph laudicina, 29, of addison, who remains hospitalized from a gunshot wound, was charged with home invasion, vehicular invasion and aggravated domestic battery,... (robert mccoppin)






police subdue armed suicidal man


a suicidal man advanced at police while wielding a 10-inch knife, asking that they kill him, but deputies were able to defuse the situation, according to the san mateo county sheriff’s office.just before 8 p.m. feb. 17, sheriff’s deputies responded to the 400 block of beresford avenue in unincorporated san mateo county near redwood city on a report that a man had not taken his psychiatric medication and was threatening family members and himself with a “butcher-type” knife, according to a news release.when they arrived, the man was standing in front of the family residence with the knife in his hands and began advancing at the deputies while screaming, “kill me, just please kill me.”recognizing signs that the man might be mentally unstable, the deputies maintained their distance and verbal






police officers fatally shoot knife-wielding florida man


orlando, fla. — a florida police officer has fatally shot a man while trying to serve him with a warrant.orlando police chief john mina said 35-year-old roberto callejas told his family he was waiting for police with explosives. worried relatives called 911 friday.mina told local news outlets officers with the fugitive investigative unit found callajas with a knife to his throat. he says they shot him with a stun gun, he fell, then got back up with what officers thought was a laser attached to a firearm.officers shot him. but mina says callejas tried to throw a knife at officers and they fired again and he died.the florida department of law enforcement is investigating.mina didn't release the officer's name but said he was involved in a previous shooting.






tulsa prosecutor won’t prosecute officers in fatal shooting


tulsa, okla. (ap) — tulsa county’s district attorney says he won’t prosecute the law enforcement officers who fatally shot a mentally ill, knife-wielding man.district attorney steve kunzweiler said tuesday his office found no criminal wrongdoing on the part of either the tulsa police officer or two tulsa county sheriff’s deputies who shot 29-year-old joshua barre on june 9.the tulsa world reports an earlier internal police investigation found that deputies william ramsey and brandon walker and officer donnie johnson didn’t commit a crime when they fired at barre as he entered a north tulsa convenience store.authorities say barre was walking along a street carrying two butcher’s knives. the deputies tried to coax barre into dropping the weapons.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1






former n-dubz rapper dappy pleads guilty to knife charge


image caption dappy, whose real name is costadinos contostavlos, had armed himself with a butcher's knife the former n-dubz rapper dappy has admitted having a bladed article in a public place after arming himself with a butcher's knife during a row with his partner.costas contostavlos, 30, appeared by video link at luton crown court from peterborough prison.a plea of not guilty to common assault on imani campbell was accepted by the prosecution.the row took place at the couple's home in hatfield, hertfordshire on 10 may.the court heard neighbours first heard a commotion in the early hours of the morning.prosecutor neil king said mobile phone footage taken by a witness in the street showed the rapper came out of his home, he then went to a bush in the front garden from where he picked up a






former n-dubz rapper dappy pleads guilty to knife charge


image caption dappy, whose real name is costadinos contostavlos, had armed himself with a butcher's knife the former n-dubz rapper dappy has admitted having a bladed article in a public place after arming himself with a butcher's knife during a row with his partner.costas contostavlos, 30, appeared by video link at luton crown court from peterborough prison.a plea of not guilty to common assault on imani campbell was accepted by the prosecution.the row took place at the couple's home in hatfield, hertfordshire on 10 may.the court heard neighbours first heard a commotion in the early hours of the morning.prosecutor neil king said mobile phone footage taken by a witness in the street showed the rapper came out of his home, he then went to a bush in the front garden from where he picked up a






police officers fatally shoot knife-wielding florida man


orlando, fla. (ap) — a florida police officer has fatally shot a man while trying to serve him with a warrant.orlando police chief john mina said 35-year-old roberto callejas told his family he was waiting for police with explosives. worried relatives called 911 friday.mina told local news outlets officers with the fugitive investigative unit found callajas with a knife to his throat. he says they shot him with a stun gun, he fell, then got back up with what officers thought was a laser attached to a firearm.officers shot him. but mina says callejas tried to throw a knife at officers and they fired again and he died.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.the florida department of law enforcement is investigating.mina didn’t release the officer’s name but said he was invo






phoenix police kill man threatening to kill woman


phoenix (ap) — phoenix police have identified a man shot to death by an officer as he restrained a woman while holding a knife to her neck.police spokesman sgt. alan pfohl said saturday that the man killed was 43-year-old thomas aikens.pfohl says aikens was shot friday afternoon near a downtown phoenix park by an officer using a rifle.officer were called to the area because a man was yelling and found aikens sitting with his back to a garage in an alley and holding the 57-year-old woman. the officers tried to get him to let the woman go, but he refused and said he was sitting on a bomb.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeksafter the shooting, officers found aiken had wrapped a chain around the woman to keep her from fleeing. she wasn’t hurt.






officer accidentally shoots fellow officer


milwaukee — a milwaukee police officer is off street duty after accidentally shooting another officer.police say the officers were called to a fight shortly before 10 p.m. thursday when they encountered several dogs who came after them. authorities say one of the officers fired at least one shot at the dogs, but hit the other officer instead.the 32-year-old officer was taken to the hospital with an injury that police say isn't life threatening. the 28-year-old officer who fired the shot is on desk duty, which is standard protocol.






police: 1 fatally shot by florida officer at car show


tarpon springs, fla. — authorities say a man was fatally shot by a florida police officer working off-duty at a car show.tarpon springs police maj. jeffrey young said visitors attending the show saturday, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) northwest of tampa, alerted the officer to a suspicious man riding his bicycle nearby.young said the officer stopped the man and he initially gave the officer a fake name before providing another name, which the officer repeated over the radio.young said the officer's radio then went silent until he said, "shots fired," three times.according to young, the officer then said over the radio that the suspect "came at me with a knife."the man was pronounced dead at a hospital. the officer was not injured.neither the officer nor the suspect was identified. young s






police: officer shoots man with gun in dc


washington — a man shot and wounded by a police officer in washington now faces charges.police chief peter newsham said at a news conference that the officer was working wednesday night when he came across the man with the gun in northwest washington.police said in a statement that the man was told to drop the gun but instead raised it toward the officer and was shot. police on thursday identified the man who was shot as 28-year-old kenneth burley and said he has non-life-threatening injuries. police say he has been charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, assault on a police officer and felon in possession of a firearm.the metropolitan police department does not generally comment on the races of officers or suspects in shootings involving officers.






grand jury says portland officer justified in fatal shooting


portland, ore. (ap) — a grand jury has cleared a portland police officer who used deadly force last month against a man who was armed with a utility knife.the multnomah county district attorney’s office said friday the grand jury found officer samson ajir used a “lawful exercise of self-defense” in the fatal shooting of 24-year-terrell johnson.officers responded may 10 after a 9-1-1 caller reported that a man was acting erratically and threatening people at a light-rail station.johnson ran off, but was tracked down by ajir. police say johnson showed the knife, prompting the officer to fire multiple shots.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.transcripts of grand jury testimony will likely be released to the public sometime in july.






new documents show trump retains direct tie to businesses


by julie bykowicz and chad daywashington (ap) — new documents confirm that president donald trump retains a direct tie to his business interests through a revocable trust now being overseen by one of his adult sons and a longtime executive of the trump organization.trump is the sole beneficiary of the donald j. trump revocable trust, which is tied to his social security number as the taxpayer identification number, according to documents published online by the investigative nonprofit propublica. and trump can revoke the trust, which was amended three days before his inauguration, at any time.the details about the trust were included in a jan. 27 letter to the washington liquor board that notes donald trump jr. and allen weisselberg are its new trustees. the trump trust holds a liquor lice