Feds test weapons that can temporarily blind people


By Mimi Hall and Eric Moreno
USA TODAY

WASHINGTON, D.C. The Homeland Security Department is aiming to arm federal agents with a weapon that emits a dazzling strobe capable of subduing criminals, terrorists and even unruly airline passengers.

It's the latest government effort to develop a non-lethal weapon in this case, a powerful beam of light that temporarily blinds anyone who looks into it.

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