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Attacker Shouts 'Allahu Akhbar,' Wounds 2 Cops

The machete attack happened outside a police station in Belgium

(Newser) - Belgian police say two female officers have been attacked and wounded by a man wielding a machete and shouting "Allahu Akhbar" outside a police station in the city of Charleroi. Police in the city said in a message posted on Twitter that the attacker was shot but is still... More »

Ohio Cops Kill Man After Machete Rampage

He randomly attacked diners in Columbus

(Newser) - Police shot and killed a man who stormed into a central Ohio restaurant wielding a machete and randomly attacked people as they sat unsuspectingly at their dinner tables, authorities say. Four people were injured in the brutal attack Thursday evening at Nazareth Restaurant and Deli, a Mediterranean restaurant in Columbus.... More »

Grenada Man Charged With Tourist's Murder in Machete Attack

Dave Martin Benjamin could face death penalty

(Newser) - A man accused of killing a tourist from Georgia in a machete attack on an isolated beach in Grenada made his first appearance Wednesday before a judge on the Caribbean island to face a charge of capital murder. Dave Martin Benjamin did not enter a plea and was not given... More »

US Tourist Murdered in Grenada by Man With Machete

Jessica Colker died of 'extensive skull fracture and asphyxia'

(Newser) - An American couple vacationing on the Caribbean island of Grenada was coming back from a hike when tragedy struck in the form of what appears to be a "robbery gone wrong," police say, per NOW Grenada . Physician assistant Jessica Colker, 39, of Atlanta and her husband, Brian Melito,... More »

Cops Kill Man With Guns, Machete in Pa. Walmart

20-year-old making threats was shot after refusing to put down weapons

(Newser) - Pennsylvania State Police say a man armed with two handguns and a machete was shot and killed by police inside a northeastern Walmart. Andrew Joseph Todd, 20, of Mount Bethel, Pa., was shot when he refused officers' orders to drop his weapon inside the East Stroudsburg Walmart late Saturday. Police... More »

3rd Blogger Hacked to Death in Bangladesh

Ananta Bijoy Das wrote for website moderated by Avijit Roy

(Newser) - A third blogger who spoke out against religious intolerance has been hacked to death in Bangladesh. Police say about four masked individuals armed with machetes attacked Ananta Bijoy Das on a busy street in Sylhet today as he made his way to work at a bank, reports the Guardian . "... More »

Ebola Workers 'Killed in Cold Blood' in Guinea

Bodies found in septic tank, some with throats slit

(Newser) - A delegation of Guinean government officials, doctors, and journalists arrived in the village of Wome on Tuesday to educate villagers about Ebola. Instead, eight of them "were killed in cold blood," a government rep says, per the Los Angeles Times . Villagers attacked the delegation with machetes, stones, and... More »

Man Barred from Thanksgiving Pulls Machete on Family: Cops

Knife, baseball bats allegedly found in his van

(Newser) - Authorities say a northern New Jersey man used a machete to threaten a family who excluded him and his son from their Thanksgiving Day celebrations. New Milford police tell NJ.com that 48-year-old Joseph Hoo, of Upper Montclair, was charged with weapons offenses and making terroristic threats. More »

Clerk With Machete Chases Off Armed Robber

NY worker wouldn't back down despite warning shot

(Newser) - In a move police strongly recommend others don't try to emulate, a machete-wielding clerk chased a would-be armed robber out of a Long Island deli—even after the suspect fired a warning shot from his handgun. Surveillance video captured the clerk pulling out the machete after the masked man... More »

HS Yearbook Includes Entry for Accused Murderer

NH principal apologizes to widower of machete attack victim

(Newser) - A New Hampshire teen charged with first-degree murder in a machete attack on a local woman has been locked up since the October incident—but his picture appears in his high school yearbook. "I can’t understand why you made such a disrespectful decision," David Cates says in... More »

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