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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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June 17, 2014

Troopers fatally shoot knife-wielding man on Seattle bridge

Incident began when State Patrol received multiple 911 calls about a tan pickup stopped in the center lanes of the bridge.
June 11, 2014

Prison escapee stabs Pa. cop, steals cruiser

The brunt of the stab was taken by the officer's body armor.
June 05, 2014

Vt. woman who cut officer’s throat acquitted of charges

Woman who approached an officer from behind and used a knife to cut his throat has been acquitted by a jury of an attempted murder charge.
May 29, 2014

89-year-old woman beats sword-wielding robber with golf club

An 89-year-old storeowner used a golf club to fight-off a robbery suspect who was armed with a sword Sunday morning.
May 23, 2014

Sword-wielding 'elf' high on acid attacks woman's car

The bizarre incident occurred on May 13.
May 21, 2014

Armed suspect shot to death by Calif. police

A cell phone video capturing a deadly encounter between two Salinas police officers and a suspect wielding a pair of shears has gone viral.
May 08, 2014

Texas officer fatally shoots knife-wielding suspect

Video captures the fatal shooting of a suspect holding a knife after officers deploy a TASER multiple times.
April 30, 2014

Harlem stabbing sparks chaotic clash between crowd and NYPD

As NYPD officers responded to the scene, spectators grew in number and about 100 additional officers were called to the scene.
April 28, 2014

Calif. police fatally shoot armed suspect after pursuit

Officials say man who was shot and killed Sunday by police pulled out a pair of scissors during a clash before leading Sheriff's deputies on a pursuit.



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