Video: Knife-wielding terrorism suspect shot after lunging at Arizona deputy


    Armed terrorism suspect shot by deputy in Arizona. (Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)

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    Authorities in Arizona released dramatic body camera video in the shooting of a teen terrorism suspect who lunged at a deputy with a knife.

    The incident happened last month outside a substation in Fountain Hills, a neighborhood about 30 miles outside of Phoenix.

    In a 911 call released by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, Ismail Hamed said he pledged his allegiance to Iraq and Syria and wanted to talk to cops. The dispatcher asked him why. The caller said he wanted to do something in protest for the people suffering in Palestine and in the Middle East.

    The body camera video shows a Maricopa County deputy pulling up to the substation to talk with Hamed. The two talk until Hamed pulls a knife. The deputy orders him several times to drop it. Instead, Hamed throws some rocks and charges at the deputy. The deputy fires two shots, sending Hamed to the ground in pain.

    According to the CBS affiliate in Phoenix, the 18-year-old was treated and released from the hospital. He pleaded not guilty to a terrorism charge on Jan. 24, KPHO reported.

    "Our deputy handled himself as a consummate professional, managing an aggressive threat, being forced to deliver lethal force to defend himself from the attacker, Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone wrote on Facebook.

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