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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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Ill. officer stands trial in fatal beanbag shooting of armed man

Ill. officer stands trial in fatal beanbag shooting of armed man

Officer's attorney argued that officer did what he was trained to do to subdue a dangerous suspect who was coming at him with a knife - Full Story

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2 NM officers charged with murder in deadly standoff

Officers fatally shot James Boyd, who was holding two knives, during an hourslong standoff in March - Full Story

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$8M suit filed in fatal Pa. police shooting of armed man

Todd William Shultz was shot 17 times outside of a Kmart in December 2012 after failing to drop a table knife and pair of scissors he was wielding.

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Video: $8M suit filed in fatal Pa. police shooting of armed man

Todd William Shultz was shot 17 times outside of a Kmart in December 2012 after failing to drop a table knife and pair of scissors he was wielding - Full Story

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Police responded often to home of armed man killed at Ohio airport

Police responded often to home of armed man killed at Ohio airport

Bomb squad found containers of frozen urine in the vehicle of man who police say lunged at an officer with a knife and was fatally shot - Full Story

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Police fatally shoot knife-wielding man at Ohio airport

Police fatally shoot knife-wielding man at Ohio airport

Man lunged at an airport police officer with a knife during a confrontation - Full Story

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Ariz. police pay man's restaurant tab, get homicide case

Ariz. police pay man's restaurant tab, get homicide case

Two officers' decision to pay for a troubled man's restaurant tab led to his being arrested in his roommate's stabbing death - Full Story

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Family of sword-wielding Utah man killed by police files lawsuit

The federal lawsuit seeks more than $2 million in damages, and states that Darrien Hunt, 22, wasn't a threat - Full Story

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Ala. officer cleared after body cam shows shooting

The video shows the man lunging at the officer with a hatchet after many commands by the officer to drop the weapon.

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Video: Ala. officer cleared after body cam shows shooting

Video: Ala. officer cleared after body cam shows shooting

The video shows the man lunging at the officer with a hatchet after many commands by the officer to drop the weapon - Full Story



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