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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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March 20, 2014

NM police open fire on man with knife during standoff

The man gestured and yelled: "I'm going to hunt you down and kill you. That's my personal promise."
January 16, 2014

Video: Body cam captures violent 'suicide by cop'

Body camera footage shows a tense confrontation between an Idaho officer and a knife-wielding suspect, which resulted in a fatal shooting.
December 17, 2013

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Tony Gregory of the Marion County Sheriffs Office describes commonalities of most edged weapons attacks.
November 25, 2013

Colo. police shoot, kill man waving machete

The man had threatened his girlfriend with knives and came at officers with a machete before he was shot.
November 22, 2013

Police TASER man threatening K-9 with shears

Surveillance video was released of the October 14 incident in which an intruder entered a woman’s driveway, erratically waving around gardening shears he stole from her property and allegedly threatened to chop off a police dog’s head with them before he was subdued with a TASER.
November 20, 2013

Police TASER crazed man on drugs

CCTV footage of a crazed man on drugs jumping into a neighbor's yard and attacking her vehicle with a pair of garden shears.
November 19, 2013

Police TASER knife-wielding man at Whole Foods

Portland police were forced to repeatedly use a TASER on a man known to suffer from mental illness after he was caught shoplifting and grabbing knives from a display rack at a Whole Foods grocery store on Friday.
October 30, 2013

Fla. cop stabbed, suspect killed in confrontation

The officer was stabbed several times in different parts of his body.
October 23, 2013

Chicago cop stabbed in face, suspect killed

The officer was in serious condition after suffering stab wounds from a butcher knife, the suspect was fatally shot by police.



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