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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 officer slashed, suspect shot dead outside NYC subway

An officer who was slashed by a knife-wielding man is in stable condition - Full Story

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Police fatally shoot knife-wielding Boston terror suspect

26-year-old Usaama Rahim plotted to kill police officers, according to officials.

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Video: Knife-wielding man lunges at cops in fatal Ohio airport OIS

Detective wrote that suspect's behavior was “consistent with someone who intended to hijack an aircraft” - Full Story

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Official: Boston terror suspect radicalized through IS group

Official: Boston terror suspect radicalized through IS group

Usaama Rahim was shot Tuesday after police say he lunged at them with a knife when they approached him to question him - Full Story

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Argument over last rib leads to stabbing

The victim was hospitalized for lacerations and a swollen eye and later released - Full Story

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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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