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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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February 18, 2015

Okla. stop ends in gunfire after DUI suspect brandishes knife

37-year old Steven Andrew Smith was stopped January 30 by Dover Police Chief Jonathan Eason on suspicion of drunk driving.
February 06, 2015

Texas cop cleared in fatal OIS, body cam released

36-year-old Johnny Joseph Martinez confronted officers – threatening them with a chair and multiple knives as police attempted to take him into custody.
January 29, 2015

Teen fatally shot at Texas station had knife

17-year-old fatally shot in a police station lobby was killed after she lunged at an officer with a butcher knife and a TASER failed to stop her.
January 19, 2015

Arrest turns fatal after Utah cops remove handcuffs, suspect grabs knife

The footage from the Wednesday shooting shows how quickly a relatively calm arrest can turn violent.
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.



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