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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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May 17, 2013

Knife-wielding Iowa man shot by police

The suspect was shot after threatening officers with a knife; he was hospitalized and expected to be okay - Full Story
May 14, 2013

Wash. woman stabs intruder to death during 2nd invasion

The woman's husband was struggling with the man when she got a knife and stabbed him, someone had stolen cash and hit her 12 hours before - Full Story
April 30, 2013

Rural Calif. town on edge as police hunt girl's killer

After an 8-year-old girl was stabbed to death by her random killer, the tight-knit town has hunkered down until he's found - Full Story
April 29, 2013

4 injured in NM church stabbing, man charged

A man vaulted over pews and lashed out at the singers, other churchgoers held the man down until police came - Full Story
April 15, 2013

Graphic video: Knife-wielding man leads police on pursuit

The man was caught attempting to burglarize a home in broad daylight - Full Story
April 11, 2013

3 burglars leave snow tracks for Wyo. police

Police found the 3 men in a home digging through several swords they had stolen - Full Story
April 11, 2013
Texas college knife attack suspect waives hearing

Texas college knife attack suspect waives hearing

Dylan Quick, 20, is charged with three counts of aggravated assault - Full Story
April 10, 2013
Students describe bloody scene at Texas college

Students describe bloody scene at Texas college

"I turned around, and there was just blood — just blood dripping down the stairs, all over the floor, all over everyone's towels, on their necks" - Full Story
April 09, 2013
2 in critical condition, 12 more wounded in Texas campus stabbing

2 in critical condition, 12 more wounded in Texas campus stabbing

Authorities have 1 suspect in custody for the Tuesday morning attack at Lone Star College - Full Story
March 26, 2013

Knife-wielding homeless man stabs 3 in Target store

Police say the man used a teen as a shield when two men approached him, one holding a baseball bat - Full Story

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