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Men Hired for Sexual Fantasy Broke Into Wrong House

'Sorry, mate'

(Newser) - Two men hired to fulfill a sexual fantasy that involved breaking into an Australian man's home, tying him up, and rubbing a broom handle over his underwear showed up at the wrong home—and one of those men has now been acquitted of breaking and entering while armed with...

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11-Year-Old Lets Intruder 'Have It' With a Machete

Police say Braydon Smith struck the suspect in the head with the weapon

(Newser) - It's an incredible story that took an incredulous turn: An 11-year-old North Carolina boy went after a home intruder with a machete, wounding him in the head—but after being treated for his injury, the suspect escaped. ABC11 has the timeline, which began last week in Mebane. Braydon Smith...

Machete-Wielding Trucker Gets Highway Shut Down

Standoff ended without injuries

(Newser) - An interstate highway through Mississippi was shut down for hours Wednesday after a truck driver armed with a machete sparked a standoff with police, but the incident ended without injuries when he was finally arrested, the AP reports. News outlets reported officers used tear gas to force the suspect out...

Woman Wielding Machete Forced Ex to Have Sex: Cops

Samantha Ray Mears allegedly entered house while ex was out, then accosted him

(Newser) - A 19-year-old Montana woman was arrested Friday after allegedly lying in wait for her ex-boyfriend with a machete and forcing him to have sex with her. The alleged victim, who had reportedly been in a relationship with Samantha Ray Mears for seven years before they broke up, told police he...

Machete-Wielding Man Takes 9 Hostage at Bank

It doesn't appear to be an attempted robbery

(Newser) - A machete-wielding man was arrested Friday in Tennessee after taking nine people hostage inside a bank, ABC News reports. According to WZTV , the situation started around 2:45pm at the Community First Bank & Trust in Columbia. Police say it's unclear why the suspect took hostages at the bank,...

Campus Attacker Said Republicans 'Safe': Witness

Man with machete injures two women, reportedly asked political affiliation

(Newser) - Witnesses say a man armed with a machete attacked students at a university in Kentucky after asking their political affiliation. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the suspect—identified by police as 19-year-old Mitchell Adkins—entered a coffee shop on the Transylvania University campus Friday morning with a bag full of knives...

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...

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....

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...

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,...

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...

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 . "...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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