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Popkin said the deputy appears to have unsuccessfully tried to use his Taser to stop the assailant, who continued to attack with the piece of wood.
VIDEO SHOWS FATAL SHOOTING OF MAN BY MONTGOMERY COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPUTYIAN DUNCAN, DAN MORSEFEBRUARY 8, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Karau ended up representing himself in General District Court — and the alleged assailant was convicted of assault.
JUDGE FAULTS FAIRFAX COUNTY PROSECUTORS FOR FAILING TO NOTIFY VICTIM OF TRIALJUSTIN JOUVENALFEBRUARY 5, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The assailants belonged to the Front de Libération du Québec, or FLQ, a militant group that called for the independence of their Francophone province in eastern Canada.
JAMES CROSS, BRITISH DIPLOMAT KIDNAPPED BY QUEBEC SEPARATISTS, DIES AT 99 OF COVID-19EMILY LANGERJANUARY 21, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Video of the encounter soon spread on the Internet, prompting people to speculate online about the alleged assailant’s identity.
BETHESDA BIKE-TRAIL ASSAILANT PLEADS GUILTY TO ASSAULT IN FLIER-SNATCHING CASEDAN MORSEDECEMBER 16, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Noble left his vehicle and the assailant began chasing him in broad daylight, while continuing to shoot at him.
RAPPER MO3 SHOT AND KILLED IN DALLASJOE COLUCCINOVEMBER 12, 2020ESSENCE.COM
In the distance he saw his late assailant running hard; the coach had disappeared.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
So long as he had to deal with a single assailant he saw no need to move from so excellent a position.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
If Mr. Adams fell where he was struck, the assailant must have had that door directly before him.
THE CIRCULAR STUDYANNA KATHARINE GREEN
Now if he saw the tragedy from this point, he saw it over the assailant's shoulder, instead of face to face.
THE CIRCULAR STUDYANNA KATHARINE GREEN
A second curse, and the assailant ghost-like was gliding amongst the orchard trees.
GOD WILLS IT!WILLIAM STEARNS DAVIS
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WORDS RELATED TO ASSAILANT

  • adversary
  • antagonist
  • anti
  • aspirant
  • assailant
  • bandit
  • bidder
  • candidate
  • challenger
  • competitor
  • con
  • contestant
  • counteragent
  • dark horse
  • disputant
  • dissentient
  • enemy
  • entrant
  • foe
  • litigant
  • match
  • opposer
  • opposition
  • oppositionist
  • oppugnant
  • player
  • rival
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