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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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Texas cop cleared in fatal OIS, body cam released

36-year-old Johnny Joseph Martinez confronted officers – threatening them with a chair and multiple knives as police attempted to take him into custody.

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Video: Texas cop cleared in fatal OIS, body cam released

Video: Texas cop cleared in fatal OIS, body cam released

36-year-old Johnny Joseph Martinez confronted officers – threatening them with a chair and multiple knives as police attempted to take him into custody - Full Story

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Ill. cop acquitted in beanbag death of knife-wielding man

Officer Craig Taylor said during a bench trial last month that he feared for his life during the July 2013 confrontation at an assisted living facility - Full Story

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NYC pays $5K to man who threatened cops with machete

24-year-old Ruhim Ullah was shot in the leg after waving an 18-inch machete at police in the 2010 confrontation - Full Story

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Teen fatally shot at Texas station had knife

17-year-old fatally shot in a police station lobby was killed after she lunged at an officer with a butcher knife and a TASER failed to stop her.

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Video: Teen fatally shot at Texas station had knife

Video: Teen fatally shot at Texas station had knife

17-year-old fatally shot in a police station lobby was killed after she lunged at an officer with a butcher knife and a TASER failed to stop her - Full Story

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Trending Topics: Why a cuffed suspect can still be a threat

By PoliceOne Staff In our latest installment of ‘Trending Topics,’ we take a look at five... - Full Story

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Hacker group Anonymous threatens Texas PD after OIS in station

17-year-old girl who reportedly brandished a weapon was shot to death in the police station lobby Thursday - Full Story

Columns

Weapons with edge: 3 great blades from SHOT Show Lindsey J. Bertomen - Police Products

Weapons with edge: 3 great blades from SHOT Show

A folding knife, a fixed blade, and a multi-tool made the list for most impressive edged weapons at SHOT Show 2015 - Full Story

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Police: Snapchat message sparked stabbing, leaving teen dead

The teen is charged as an adult with murder and possession of a knife - Full Story



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