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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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January 09, 2015

$8M suit filed in fatal Pa. police shooting of armed man

Todd William Shultz was shot 17 times outside of a Kmart in December 2012 after failing to drop a table knife and pair of scissors he was wielding.
January 02, 2015

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.
December 26, 2014

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.
December 10, 2014

Ore. police fatally shoot suspect in killing of student

Dash cam has been released of the fatal November 15 shooting of an armed man wanted in the stabbing death of a university student.
December 09, 2014

NY police kill knife-wielding man in synagogue attack

Emotionally disturbed man who refused to drop his knife after stabbing an Israeli student in the head was shot and killed by an officer.
November 23, 2014

Ala. officer shoots knife-wielding man

Police responded to reports of a man threatening someone with a knife when the shooting occurred Friday.
November 14, 2014

2 officers wounded at Conn. Navy base

Authorities say two Navy civilian police officers have been wounded while confronting a knife-wielding man.
November 12, 2014

Kan. officer shoots man armed with knives

Officer opened fire after man wielding dual knives took a fighting stance and yelled, "you're gonna shoot me, you're gonna shoot me."
November 11, 2014

NAACP seeks federal review of Utah police shooting

Utah County attorney's office ruled last week that the two officers involved were justified in the shooting because they feared for their lives and the lives of others.



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