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Sword-wielding man fatally shot by campus cop

Published On: Nov 10 2012 11:07:11 AM CST
DENVER, Colo. -

Authorities said 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 said 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 reported  the male suspect's name has not been released.

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