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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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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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1990s TV star 'Screech' charged in bar stabbing

1990s TV star 'Screech' charged in bar stabbing

The former child star and his fiancee allegedly got into a fight at a bar on Christmas; police later found a switchblade - Full Story

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Suicidal man killed by Chicago police after attacking cop with knife

Male charged at a police officer with a knife, stabbing him twice in his vest.

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Suicidal man killed by Chicago police after attacking cop with knife

Male charged at a police officer with a knife, stabbing him twice in his vest - Full Story

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Teen killed after machete attack on Calif. cop

CHP officer shot and killed a 17-year-old who attacked him with a machete, and the officer was hospitalized with major injuries - Full Story

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Machete, pill bottles found near Pa. rampage suspect

Machete, pill bottles found near Pa. rampage suspect

Bradley Stone had an ax, a machete and two prescription pill bottles beside him when he was found dead Tuesday in the woods after killing 6 - Full Story

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No terrorism link seen in NY synagogue attack

No terrorism link seen in NY synagogue attack

Man with a history of mental illness slipped into the headquarters of a major Jewish organization and stabbed an Israeli student in the head - Full Story



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