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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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Slain immigrant's estate sues NY police

The $40 million civil rights suit blames police inaction in the stabbing death of an Ecuadorian immigrant by a mob of teens - Full Story

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Video: Arrests after man forced to eat own beard

A Kentucky man spoke out for the first time since being forced to eat his beard last May - Full Story

Videos

Reality Training: Elderly Woman with Knife

The elderly can present law enforcers with some tough, and often ambiguous, issues. You may encounter an elderly individual with dementia or one who is very seriously infirm. In this PoliceOne TV Reality Training segment hosted by Dave Smith — Senior Street Survival Seminar Instructor and the Director of Video Training for the Calibre Press Training Network — we see some of the things you might encounter during contact with an elderly person who is not only armed, but in a heightened emotional state and surrounded by a hostile crowd of citizens.

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Cops vs. Ninja

This aggressive man, dressed like a ninja, put up a long fight with the cops. "I’m going to get you motherf*ckers," he yelled after he was finally arrested. "You can’t stop me."
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In probable SBC, man with knife threatened Wash. cop

Deputy Rustin Olson shot Quentin Dodd after Dodd yelled "shoot me, shoot me, shoot me," then tried to stab Olson and charged at him - Full Story

Tips

Practice getting to your knife under stress

As a senior knife instructor for military and law enforcement — as well as a combatives practitioner... - Full Story

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NY cop shoots steak-knife-wielding bank robber

The officer shot him in the leg after he refused several orders to drop the knife - Full Story

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Mass. cop shoots knife-wielding teen

"Shoot me, shoot me, I want to die," the teen yelled - Full Story

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Acie Mitchell: Forehand Slash in Knife Attack Secure - Login Required

Acie Mitchell, founder of T.N.T. Defense Systems, demonstrates the forehand slash that is meant to be used during a knife attack. This technique is useful to contain the scene until backup arrives.
Acie Mitchell: Forehand Slash in Knife Attack

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NY man stabs cabbie, calls female cop 'stupid broad'

"What are you going to do? You're a stupid broad," he said to the cop, who arrived after the man stabbed a Muslim cab driver - Full Story



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