Houston police officer shoots flagpole-wielding suspect dead

CBS Austin - 11-15

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A police statement says the officer had been dispatched to a reported traffic hazard about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday when she encountered the flagpole-wielding suspect prowling the street and hitting vehicles as they passed. When the officer approached the suspect, he attacked her, knocked her to the ground, the wrapped his arm around her neck and began choking her.