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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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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

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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

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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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Naked man stabs Philly cop during altercation

By David Gambacorta Philadelphia Daily NewsPHILADELPHIA — A police sergeant was stabbed in the... - Full Story

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Calif. cop kills woman holding knife to mother's neck

Los Angeles TimesSAN DIEGO, Calif. — A San Diego police officer shot and killed a 47-year-old woman... - Full Story

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Police chief defends Va. officers in shooting

By Amanda Codispoti Roanoke TimesROANOKE, Va. — Roanoke police were called to Robert Douglas Mattox's... - Full Story

Videos

Jake Drahonovsky: Surviving a Jail Stabbing Assault

Jake Drahonovsky of the Waukesha Sheriff's Department illustrates how simple objects can be dangerous in the hands of the wrong person. Hear his incredible story of being assaulted and stabbed by an inmate armed with a pencil.

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The "other side" of knife training

As a law enforcement professional, it is tactically wise to have options, and to recognize what they... - Full Story Secure - Law Enforcement Only

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Indy police justified in shooting man with machete

By Kevin O'Neal Indianapolis StarINDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A machete-wielding man was shot and killed... - Full Story

Videos

Mock Prison Riot 2009: Dining Hall Riot-Inmate in Possession of Knives

Mock Prison Riot 2009: Dining hall riot training.

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