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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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September 12, 2013

Video: Man charges Seattle police with knife, gets shot

The man survived the shooting and pleaded guilty to assault - Full Story
September 10, 2013

Md. police shoot, kill man who fatally stabbed girlfriend

The officer arrived within a minute of receiving a 911 call and fired at the suspect, striking him 5 times - Full Story
September 10, 2013
Man who stabbed cop and fled court caught

Man who stabbed cop and fled court caught

Derrick White will face 11 additional charges related to his alleged attack and escape - Full Story
September 09, 2013

Suspect wounded after lunging at NY cops with 2 machetes

Rene Loney, 49, was arrested and charged with menacing a police officer and criminal possession of a weapon - Full Story
September 09, 2013
Robbery suspect stabs deputy, flees Detroit court

Robbery suspect stabs deputy, flees Detroit court

The suspect overpowered Deputy Harrison Tolliver with a plastic comb several times in the neck, then stole his uniform - Full Story
September 06, 2013

'Butt slasher' sentenced to 7 years, time served

Johnny Pimentel pleaded guilty to using a razor blade to slash the behinds of multiple women - Full Story
September 04, 2013

1 dead, 3 injured in Texas high school stabbing

The sheriff believes the attack may have been gang related - Full Story
September 02, 2013

Ill. police shoot lunging, knife-wielding man

The officers struck the man with a baton and sprayed him with pepper spray but neither affected the man - Full Story
August 26, 2013

NY police rescue woman from would-be murderer

Police shot a man as he repeatedly stabbed his ex-girlfriend in the stomach and legs - Full Story
August 26, 2013

Police: Fla. man threatened to kill wife over cat litter

Avelino Urbano Garon, 59, was arrested for threatening his wife with a knife over whose job it was to empty the litter box - Full Story

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