Man attacks policeman with axe

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Published: Friday 31st October 2014 by The News Editor

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Police in Washington are hunting a man who swung a large axe at an officer in an unprovoked attack.

Police spokesman Araz Alali said the officer was sitting in a marked police car shortly after 3am local time today when a man swung the axe and shattered the driver’s side window.

The officer got out of the car and struggled with the attacker, who fled on foot. The officer was injured.

Mr Alali said police are not ruling out any potential motives.

He added that there is no apparent connection to last week’s attack on a group of New York City police officers by a hatchet-wielding man. New York’s police commissioner described that attack as an act of terrorism.

Published: Friday 31st October 2014 by The News Editor

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