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The Edged Weapons topic covers news, tips, tactics and equipment officers need to defend against blade attacks. Whether it’s a butcher knife, a machete, an axe, or a pocket knife, police officers face the threat of an edged weapon attack exponentially more often than a firearm.
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Police: Woman held down husband in Vegas hatchet attack

Police: Woman held down husband in Vegas hatchet attack

Police identified the victim as Enrique Hernandez, 43, who had chop wounds on his neck, head and right leg - Full Story

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Armed man who caused Seattle-area court evacuation arrested

Man was seen armed with a knife and a crowbar Sunday morning inside the county courthouse - Full Story

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Police arrest NY man shot after hammer attacks

Police arrest NY man shot after hammer attacks

30-year-old David Baril, who remains in critical condition, faces assault and weapon charges - Full Story

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NY cops shoot man suspected in 4 hammer attacks

Man pulled a hammer from a bag and lunged at officers who approached him on the street.

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Video: NY cops shoot man suspected in 4 hammer attacks

Video: NY cops shoot man suspected in 4 hammer attacks

Man pulled a hammer from a bag and lunged at officers who approached him on the street - Full Story

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Dad avoids jail time in NH amusement park melee with cops

Police said the judge set a dangerous precedent, creating the impression that people who disobey officers can get away with it - Full Story

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Officers' legal attack begins in Freddie Gray case

Officers' legal attack begins in Freddie Gray case

One cop has challenged police and a top prosecutor to produce a knife that prompted the arrest, arguing in a court motion that it is an illegal weapon - Full Story

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Pizza delivery driver gets stabbed, still makes delivery

Driver who was carjacked, robbed and stabbed called the restaurant for a fresh pie while he was being treated in the hospital emergency room that ordered the food - Full Story

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Girl, 14, stabbed at suburban Denver school; boy detained

Broomfield police Sgt. Mark Goodell said the girl was stabbed in the back and airlifted to the hospital - Full Story

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Civilians rescue campus officer violently stabbed in Texas store

The suspect walked up to her, pulled out a large hunting knife and began stabbing her.



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