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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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November 23, 2014

Video: Ala. officer shoots knife-wielding man

Police responded to reports of a man threatening someone with a knife when the shooting occurred Friday - Full Story
November 15, 2014

Officer wore camera during Utah man's shooting, wasn't on

Chief said the officer was new and was focusing on incident, didn't think to turn the camera on - Full Story
November 14, 2014

2 officers wounded at Conn. Navy base

Authorities say two Navy civilian police officers have been wounded while confronting a knife-wielding man - Full Story
November 12, 2014
Video: Kan. officer shoots man armed with knives

Video: Kan. officer shoots man armed with knives

Officer opened fire after man wielding dual knives took a fighting stance and yelled, "you're gonna shoot me, you're gonna shoot me" - Full Story
November 11, 2014
NAACP seeks federal review of Utah police shooting

NAACP seeks federal review of Utah police shooting

Attorney's office ruled last week that the two officers involved were justified in the shooting because they feared for their lives and the lives of others - Full Story
November 11, 2014
Video: Idaho police fatally shoot knife-wielding woman

Video: Idaho police fatally shoot knife-wielding woman

Dash and body camera footage has been released of a deadly July 8 shooting of a woman armed with a knife who charged officers - Full Story
November 07, 2014
Video: Minn. man attacks nurses in hospital rampage

Video: Minn. man attacks nurses in hospital rampage

A video released Thursday by police documents a man's brutal attack on hospital staff that ended with the suspect dying in handcuffs. - Full Story
November 04, 2014

2 Texas officers stabbed in campus knife attack

Officer was questioning the suspect when he pulled out a knife and stabbed him repeatedly. A second campus officer came to help and was also stabbed - Full Story
November 03, 2014

Prosecutor: Fatal shooting of costumed man with sword justified

Officers were justified in fatally shooting a young man who was wielding a sword as part of a Japanese anime costume - Full Story
October 31, 2014

Police: Man swings ax at DC officer in attack

Officer suffered a minor injury while struggling with the man in an unprovoked attack early Friday - Full Story



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