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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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October 07, 2013

Deli clerk wards off armed robber with machete

The robber fired a warning shot just past the clerk, but he barely flinched.
September 16, 2013

Shop keeper fights off knife-wielding robber with shoe

The shop keeper suffered many cuts on his arm from the would-be burglar, who took several jabs before fleeing.
September 12, 2013

Man charges Seattle police with knife, gets shot

KOMO News obtained dash cam video of a June confrontation between Seattle police and a knife-wielding man with a history of mental illness.
September 09, 2013

Suspect wounded after lunging at NY cops with 2 machetes

Rene Loney, 49, was arrested and charged with menacing a police officer and criminal possession of a weapon.
September 06, 2013

'Butt slasher' gets 7 years, time served

Johnny Pimentel pleaded guilty to using a razor blade to slash the behinds of multiple women.
September 04, 2013

1 dead, 3 injured in Texas high school stabbing

The sheriff believes the attack may have been gang related.
September 02, 2013

Ill. police shoot lunging, knife-wielding man

The officers struck the man with a baton and sprayed him with pepper spray but neither affected the man.
July 29, 2013

Police fatally shoot knife-wielding teen on bus

Witnesses are questioning why 9 shots were fired at the teen, who approached police with a knife and ignored orders.
July 22, 2013

Tip - Knife grips (POSA) Secure - Login Required

This video discusses the 4 types of knife grips and their advantages and disadvantages.



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