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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Reality Training: Passive to active resistance during a traffic stop–
Footage of a DUI stop that quickly deteriorated into a physical confrontation serves as an excellent example of passive to active resistance. Can you spot the cues?
Reality Training: Trust your instincts–
Footage of a deadly confrontation with a suspect that left an officer with stab wounds provides multiple lessons for LEOs about trusting your instincts and staying in the fight.
Tactical Tip: Assaults with edged weapons–
Lee Shaykhet and Doug Wyllie demonstrate how you can defend yourself against an edged weapon attack.
Lawyers release footage of fatal Calif. OIS–
A state civil rights and wrongful-death lawsuit has been filed against Fontana and its police department.
Buffalo police SUV hits man with knife–
Officials say the man was threatening violence against officers.
Attorney calls for 'justice' in Texas OIS–
Police say the suspect pointed a box cutter at the deputy prior to the shooting; the attorney claims the suspect didn't have the weapon in his hand.
Knife-wielding suspect shot by Nev. officer–
The armed student failed to comply with the officer's verbal commands to drop the knife.
Ohio State University active shooter training–
Officer Alan Horujko is one of the officers taking the active shooter into custody.
New video of knife in Freddie Gray case–
Prosecutors initially argued Gray's arrest was unjustified because the knife wasn't a switchblade, and was legal under state law.
Reality Training: 6 tactics for handling edged weapon attacks–
This video of a harrowing confrontation in an airport parking lot is a strong example of what to do in the event that a subject attacks with an edged weapon. Dave Smith outlines key tactics to keep yourself and others safe.
St. Cloud mall stabbing surveillance footage–
Surveillance video of some of the Sept. 17 attacks perpetrated by Dahir Ahmed Adan.
Reality Training: How to render first aid to a downed suspect–
It's a tricky transition: One minute you're engaging an armed suspect, the next you're attempting to save the suspect's life. Dave Smith reviews an incident that serves as a shining example of how to render aid when a suspect is down.
Officer stabbed multiple times stops knife-wielding arsonist–
Video captured the officer's violent struggle with a man who was trying to set fire to a gas station.
Minn. officers shoot, kill man armed with knife–
The suspect had a history of mental illness and multiple run-ins with the law.
Seattle officer shoots, wounds knife-wielding man–
The man advanced on a female officer, who repeatedly ordered him to drop two knives.
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