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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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Pa. cops shoot man sought in machete attack on woman

Two Buena Vista Township officers confronted a man after locating his abandoned vehicle - Full Story

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Man fatally shot after slashing Baltimore officer

An officer shot and killed a man who slashed another officer in the face - Full Story

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Dairy Queen clerk kills sword-wielding robber

Suspect was shot twice and was lying just outside the doors when officers arrived - Full Story

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Video: Police shoot, kill man near Times Square

The encounter began when officers approached a 51-year-old man they say appeared to be smoking marijuana - Full Story

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Cops justified in killing knife-wielding grandma

A day after the shooting inside a Buffalo home, Police Commissioner Daniel Derenda told reporters the incident "became a life or death situation for the officers" - Full Story

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Man busted with pills, pot, AK-47 on Philly subway

Investigators say 28-year-old Jermal Ponds also had a loaded handgun and a 12-inch bayonet when he was arrested - Full Story

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Man holding knife to baby's throat shot by deputy

Assisting officers rescued the child and rendered aid for serious injuries - Full Story

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SF cops kill chocolate factory slasher

A San Francisco police officer fatally shot a man blocks from the chocolate factory where he reportedly slashed a coworker using a box cutter - Full Story

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Md. officer kills man armed with sword

Suspect swung a sword and struck a shield the officer was carrying - Full Story

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Mich. cops kill son of anti-police shooting activist

Police said the man made aggressive movements toward officers while holding a knife - Full Story



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