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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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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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Woman arrested for stabbing man after feet insult

Police found the man with a steak knife sticking out of his back, buried a few inches in - Full Story

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Grim photos dominate 2007 Conn. home invasion trial

Prosecutors also showed photos of the bodies of the victims as they were found by police and firefighters - Full Story

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LAPD officers shoot knife-wielding man

Dozens of demonstrators marched near MacArthur Park, a heavily Hispanic neighborhood west of downtown - Full Story

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Bin Laden aide gets life for NY prison stabbing

Mamdouh Mahmud Salim, 52, stabbed a prison guard in the eye in 2000 - Full Story

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Serial stabbing suspect arrested in Atlanta

Serial stabbing suspect arrested in Atlanta

The man, who may be responsible for 20 stabbings and five deaths across three states, was trying to board a plane to Israel - Full Story

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SWAT team kills ax-wielding suspect

When the made entry on a man sought in his own mother's death, he charged them with an ax and was fatally shot - Full Story

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Mass. domestic leaves 3 cops injured, woman dead

Mass. domestic leaves 3 cops injured, woman dead

Police went to a home in Somerville after a man called to say his girlfriend had lunged at him with a knife and tried to set his clothes on fire - Full Story

Tips

Simple movement for knife assault avoidance

Police and military trainer Lee Shaykhet discusses and demonstrates a simple basic concept that can be applied to quickly counter a suspect attacking with and edged weapon. - Full Story Secure - Law Enforcement Only



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