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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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October 22, 2009
Calif. police shoot man attacking with knife

Calif. police shoot man attacking with knife

Associated PressSACRAMENTO, Calif. — Police at California State University, Sacramento shot a man... - Full Story
October 21, 2009

Cows, UFOs, kids: Police deal with all aspects of life

Who ya gonna call? Apparently, your local PDBy Jim Stevens Milwaukee Journal SentinelMILWAUKEE, Wisc.... - Full Story
October 20, 2009

Pa. police subdue man attacking cops with samurai sword

Officer counters sword attack with Baker BatshieldBy Stephanie Farr The Philadelphia Daily NewsPHILADELPHIA... - Full Story
October 17, 2009

S.C. teen fatally shot after stabbing officer

Associated PressCONWAY, S.C. — A coroner says a South Carolina police officer shot and killed a... - Full Story
September 30, 2009

Nev. police officer saves mother threatened by son with knife

By Antonio Planas Las Vegas Review-JournalLAS VEGAS — An officer fatally shot a male juvenile who... - Full Story
September 23, 2009

Police nab suspect after Texas teacher killed at school

Associated PressDALLAS — A special-education teacher who had a passion for music was fatally stabbed... - Full Story
September 18, 2009
LAPD officers rescue baby held at knifepoint

LAPD officers rescue baby held at knifepoint

Courtesy of LAPD blogLOS ANGELES — This morning, Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officers... - Full Story
September 17, 2009
Teen wounds teacher, 8 students at German school

Teen wounds teacher, 8 students at German school

By Brigitte Caspary Associated PressANSBACH, Germany — An 18-year-old student armed with an ax... - Full Story
September 16, 2009

Md. student kills intruder with samurai sword

By Bernt Jones, Liz F. Kay and Jill Rosen Baltimore SunBALTIMORE — Hours earlier, someone had broken... - Full Story
August 28, 2009

Chicago officers save man held hostage by knife-wielding suspect

By Dave Newbart, Lisa Donovan, Lauren Guy and Kara Spak Chicago Sun-TimesCHICAGO — Trying to stop... - Full Story



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