03/25/2010

"Throwbot" helps SWAT teams

Remote-controlled, camera-equipped Recon Scout Throwbot makes SWAT safer during hostage and standoff situations

By Michael Van Cassell
Wyoming Tribune-Eagle

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Tossing around $14,000 worth of electronic equipment may seem like a bad idea, but that's how the city and county's joint SWAT unit spent its Wednesday morning.

Officers and deputies were training with the team's newest piece of equipment, a high-tech gizmo that would be the dream Christmas present for any radio-controlled device enthusiast.

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