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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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Knife-wielding man on rampage TASERed by UK cop

Officers attempted to arrest the suspect as he threatened them with a 10-inch blade.

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Video: Knife-wielding man on rampage TASERed by UK cop

Video: Knife-wielding man on rampage TASERed by UK cop

Officers attempted to arrest the suspect as he threatened them with a 10-inch blade - Full Story

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Ala. man shoots at police with bow and arrow, prompts standoff

The suspect fired an arrow at police, then retreated into his apartment, prompting a 4-hour standoff - Full Story

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Police: Man fatally shot by Calif. cop left apology note

Responding officer exited his patrol car and "was immediately confronted by the male suspect who was armed with a large knife" - Full Story

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Police: Man swinging a machete shot at New Orleans airport

Police: Man swinging a machete shot at New Orleans airport

The man pulled out a can of the insecticide and began spraying both agents and several passengers before he drew a large machete from the waistband of his pants - Full Story

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Wis. cop kills armed man upon return from leave for other OIS

Wis. cop kills armed man upon return from leave for other OIS

Kenosha police officer Pablo Torres returned from leave Saturday, 10 days after shooting a man who advanced on police armed with knives - Full Story

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Dallas cops fatally shoot mentally ill man wielding screwdriver

Suspect armed with a screwdriver became aggressive when the officers ordered him to drop it, according to police.

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Video: Dallas cops fatally shoot mentally ill man wielding screwdriver

Video: Dallas cops fatally shoot mentally ill man wielding screwdriver

Suspect became aggressive when the officers ordered him to drop the weapon in the June 2014 incident, according to police - Full Story

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Trending Topics: When a cop faces a sudden attack

By PoliceOne Staff The unpredictability of a suspect is a dangerous reality police officers face every... - Full Story

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Trending Topics: When a suspect seeks suicide by cop

By PoliceOne Staff Among the most unpredictable and dangerous situations a police officer can be faced... - Full Story



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