Sword-wielding man fatally shot by campus cop

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

DENVER (AP) -- Officials say a police officer was critically injured by a suspect who was wielding a sword on a college campus in downtown Denver.

Denver police spokeswoman Raquel Lopez says the officer shot and killed the suspect on the Auraria campus at about 6 a.m. Saturday, but not before one of the officer's fingers was almost severed during the confrontation.

The officer, whose name has not been released, was taken to a hospital in critical but stable condition.

The Denver Post says the male suspect's name has not been released.


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  • by Szabla Location: Location on Nov 10, 2012 at 09:40 AM
    Must not have been much of a swing, modern swords and sabers/sabres will cleave human torso in half with a single motion. But that said, from the info given this sounds justified.
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