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March 7, 2013
Just the other night, the local news reported two stabbings. In light of all the recent knee-jerk gun legislation, where is the outrage and legislation for knife control? Knives should be banned. Knife owners need to be licensed and finger printed - so that when someone stabs someone, as happens in Maryland on a regular basis, the police know whom to go after. There should be consistent and fair legislation for such crimes. If there have to be draconian gun laws here, then judging by the news there should also be equally strict knife control laws in Maryland.
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August 29, 2014
Can anyone explain why police officers responding to a situation must shoot to kill when confronted by someone who makes threatening gestures with a knife ("Ellicott City man believed to be suicidal is shot and killed by police," Aug. 23)? Two such confrontations are covered in the article, and such killings have made the news for years. Granted, police must protect themselves and others in danger. But have they no option other than shooting to kill? If a person is not wielding a gun, why not target an arm, leg or shoulder to incapacitate rather than kill a suspect?
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By Peter Hermann, The Baltimore Sun | September 4, 2011
A man armed with a knife robbed the Lil Guardian Angels shop in Glen Burnie Saturday afternoon, and then possibly escaped down a bicycle trail, according to Anne Arundel County police. A clerk told police that a man walked into the store on Central Avenue about 3:30 p.m., took out a knife and demanded money as he went around the counter. Police said an undetermined amount of money was taken from the store, which sells baby clothes and toys. Police said the man escaped on foot, possibly down a nearby bike trail.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | August 27, 2014
Timothy Hall and Jalen Parrish were friends, Hall's mother said, recalling how the teen often came over for dinner, even slept at their Turners Station home. But the two 15-year-olds had a falling-out last year, said Daphne Tull, Hall's mother. Their feuding came to a head Monday night when police said Parrish stabbed Hall in the chest with a knife near his home in the 600 block of N. Avondale Road, according to charging documents. On Wednesday, Baltimore County police charged Parrish as an adult with first-degree murder.
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Staff Reports | August 7, 2013
Baltimore County Police say two men, one of them with a knife, confronted two people as they were walking in the 8500 block of Walther Boulevard in the early hours of Monday, Aug. 5. Nothing was taken. Police said the attempted armed robbery occurred at 1:30 a.m., as two people were walking home. Two suspects, described as black males in their 20s with small builds, approached. One pulled out a knife, but the two victims ran to a passing car, and the suspects fled without taking anything.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | August 25, 2014
Robbers wielding a "Rambo-style" knife stole a man's pants and shoes in an attack Friday night near the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, according to a police report.  The victim, identified only as a 20-year-old man, said he was walking through a park in the 100 block of W. Preston St. before 10:30 p.m. when two males ran up behind him. One of the males grabbed him by his neck and held the large knife against his throat while the other went through the...
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April 10, 1991
Here are some tips to keep you safe in the kitchen.* Cut away from your fingers, not toward them, and direct knives downward, toward the cutting board or other surface. Hold knives firmly and don't cut too fast.* Keep knives sharp; dull blades can slip off objects you're cutting, such as onions or tomatoes, and cut your hand.* Store knives in a designated drawer and make sure the entire family knows that's where they go. A knife in another drawer or at the bottom of the sink or dishwasher can cut someone who doesn't expect it to be there.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | October 16, 2012
A 17-year-old student at Southern High School was arrested Tuesday morning after police say he was found in possession of a knife and an unloaded pellet gun. Anne Arundel County police said a resource officer assigned to the school, in the 4400 block of Solomons Island Road in Harwood, was told at about 11 a.m. that a student was carrying a weapon and displayed it to another student. The officer located the student in the cafeteria during lunch and found that he was carrying a knife and a CO-2 powered pellet gun, which was not loaded and had no cartridge inserted.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | September 5, 2013
The 7-Eleven store in the 3900 block of Pulaski Highway in Abingdon was robbed Tuesday night by a man with a knife, police said. No one was inured in the robbery, which was reported at 10:46 p.m., according to Cristie Kahler, a spokesperson for the Harford County Sheriff's Office. The robber approached the clerk in the back of the store with a knife. He forced the clerk to open the register in the front of the store and hand over an undisclosed amount of cash, Kahler said. The robber is described as a white man, 20 to 25 years old. He was wearing a brown sweatsuit.
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By Candus Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | July 3, 2012
It wasn't the neon-green comb tucked in a loose-leaf notebook that caught the eye of a TSA screener at BWI Monday morning — it was what the comb concealed: a knife with a 4-inch blade. Pamela Whitfield, 31, of Hampton, Va., was charged with carrying an unauthorized weapon through airport security, a misdemeanor, after an X-ray machine operator noticed an "unusual image," said Kawika Riley, a Transportation Security Administration spokesman. The comb was lying along the binder's spine among some papers and a folder.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | August 25, 2014
Robbers wielding a "Rambo-style" knife stole a man's pants and shoes in an attack Friday night near the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, according to a police report.  The victim, identified only as a 20-year-old man, said he was walking through a park in the 100 block of W. Preston St. before 10:30 p.m. when two males ran up behind him. One of the males grabbed him by his neck and held the large knife against his throat while the other went through the...
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By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | July 5, 2014
A Glen Burnie man was charged with attempted homicide and assault after police said he stabbed and slashed a man with a knife during an altercation at an automatic teller machine Saturday at Glen Burnie Town Center. Anne Arundel County Police said they arrested Timothy John Garrity, 62, of Glen Burnie. Police were called to the Crain Highway shopping center at 1:27 a.m. after witnesses saw two men and a woman fighting at the M&T Bank ATM. Officers found a man bleeding from his hand who said a man and woman tried to rob him. Officers then received a call from a stabbing victim at Baltimore Washington Medical Center, who said he and a woman had been at the ATM when a man approached and began slashing at him with a knife, police said.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | April 21, 2014
Anne Arundel County police say they've arrested a Naval Academy midshipman after he allegedly threatened a taxi driver with a butter knife. Police say a cab driver told them he drove two men from a bar in Annapolis to a home on Bay Head Road on the Broadneck Peninsula early Sunday morning. One of the men went into the home to get money for the fare, but returned without enough money, according to police. The two then ran into the house, and one of the men returned with a knife and ran toward the cab driver, who was in the driveway.
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By Colin Campbell and Sean Welsh, The Baltimore Sun | March 19, 2014
Baltimore County police fatally shot a man after he charged at officers with a knife Tuesday afternoon in Parkville, they said. Early Wednesday morning, police announced the man had died and identified him as Ryan Charles Deitrich, 21, who lived in the same block where he was shot. Officers who were called to check on the well-being of a man in the 8600 block of Oakleigh Road arrived shortly after 1 p.m. to find him outside his home, police said. Deitrich threatened officers with a knife and charged, police said.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | March 19, 2014
The man shot to death this week by Baltimore County police had approached officers with a knife before, according to court documents in a January incident that bears striking similarities to this week's case. The department identified the man killed Tuesday as 21-year-old Ryan Charles Deitrich, who they said charged at officers with a knife before at least one of them shot him multiple times. Investigators had flagged his home on Oakleigh Road in Parkville as a potential hazard, a spokeswoman said, and had taken him once for an emergency evaluation.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | February 12, 2014
A Harford County sheriff's deputy shot and wounded a 26-year-old man in Edgewood early Wednesday morning, the Sheriff's Office said. The shooting occurred around 12:05 a.m. near Route 24 between Hanson and Trimble roads, Sheriff's Office spokesman Edward Hopkins said. The man who was shot is expected to survive. The incident began when deputies and paramedics responded to a call for an overdose victim in the 500 block of Crownwood Court, the Sheriff's Office said in a news release.
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By Jamie Manfuso and Jamie Manfuso,SUN STAFF | March 20, 2001
A 13-year-old pupil at East Middle School in Westminster was arrested after he took a knife to school last week, police said. Westminster police said they arrested the boy Friday morning after other pupils told school officials that he had shown them a knife while they were riding the bus to the school. Authorities found a knife with a 2 1/2 -inch blade in the boy's pants pocket when he was called to the principal's office, police said. Capt. Randy Barnes said police were not aware that the boy made any threats with the knife.
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January 21, 1997
A man with a knife robbed a Brooklyn Park restaurant Saturday of an undisclosed amount of money, county police said.Police said the man walked into the China Wok Restaurant in the 5000 block of Ritchie Highway about 10: 30 p.m. and dropped a knife. He picked it up, pointed it at a cashier and demanded money, police said.The cashier complied, and the man ran toward East 11th Avenue. Police did not have a detailed description of the robber.Pub Date: 1/21/97
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By Jean Marbella, The Baltimore Sun | January 20, 2014
Police released 911 dispatch tapes Monday that reveal how residents in a Germantown neighborhood tried to draw attention to a bizarre scene where police say two toddlers were killed by their mother and another woman in an exorcism last week. "The mother came out, she reported that she had something going on and she didn't want her baby to be in danger in the house," a man who had called 911 at 10:14 p.m. on Thursday told a dispatcher. The man could be heard talking to two women he said were attacking him as he reported the incident.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | December 31, 2013
Three men were arrested after fighting with security officers at the Westfield Annapolis Mall, during which one of them pulled out a knife, according to Anne Arundel County police. Zackery Staley, 19, of the 3600 block of Pocon Place in Beltsville; Delane Newman, 19, of the 5900 block of Shepherd Ln. in Lanham; and Jayman Sloan, 18, of the 6300 Gabrielle St. in Bowie ran from the mall after the brawl but were arrested nearby when county police responded, a police news release said.
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