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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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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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Knife-wielding man tells NM cops 'shoot me'

Department's police chief credited his officers for their handling of the potentially deadly incident.

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Video: Knife-wielding man tells NM cops 'shoot me'

Video: Knife-wielding man tells NM cops 'shoot me'

Department's police chief credited his officers for their handling of the potentially deadly incident - Full Story

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Residents back Boston cop who shot man wielding stake

The suspect was allegedly attacking residents with a sharpened wooden stake before being shot - Full Story

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DOJ reviewing OIS of Utah man wielding samurai sword

In November, the NAACP asked the Justice Department to review the shooting for any civil rights violations, saying information released by police did not seem to justify the shooting - Full Story



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