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<p>A six-quart pressure cooker can function as a housing for an IED.</p>

Boston Bombs Made With Pressure Cookers

April 16, 2013
The two explosive devices that killed three people and wounded more than 170 at the Boston Marathon were likely pressure-cooker bombs similar to those used in Afghanistan, India, and Pakistan.
<p>Photo by Paul Clinton.</p>

NYPD Steps Up Security Following Boston Bombings

April 16, 2013
In the hours following the explosions at the Boston Marathon, the NYPD increased security of hotels, transportation systems, and other vital infrastructure.

Video: Boston Marathon Bombing Kills 3, Injures 134

April 15, 2013
Two explosions rocked the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday afternoon, killing three and injuring 134 others including a police officer. A 20-year-old Saudi Arabian suspect with severe burns is being guarded at a local hospital.

LAPD To Keep Quiet About Celebrity 'Swatting'

April 12, 2013
The Los Angeles Police Department announced Thursday that it would take the unusual step of no longer issuing press releases or immediately confirming instances of celebrity "swatting," saying intense media coverage seems to be fueling more incidents.

Gunman Holding Ga. Firefighters Killed

April 10, 2013
A Gwinnett County (Ga.) Police SWAT team shot and killed a man who had taken five firefighters hostage earlier Wednesday. The hostages were released with only minor injuries.
<p>Photo via Hans Fifer/Facebook.</p>

Ark. Cop Dies During SWAT Training

April 8, 2013
A Faulkner County (Ark.) Sheriff's deputy died Monday morning after taking part in a training session in North Little Rock. Hans Fifer, 32, participated in SWAT training in North Little Rock and completed the training, when he began complaining of shortness of breath.
<p><span>Trooper Tage Toll (left) and&nbsp;Pilot Mel Nading were killed in the Helo 1 crash. Photos courtesy of Alaska Governor&#39;s Office and Alaska State Troopers.</span></p>

3 Die In Alaska Trooper Helicopter Crash

April 1, 2013
An Alaska State Trooper helicopter carrying a trooper, pilot, and snowmobile rider on a search and rescue mission went down about 100 miles north of Anchorage on Saturday evening.

Minn. Officer Wins SWAT Reality-TV Competition

March 22, 2013
A Minneapolis SWAT officer won the competition on the Outdoor Channel's "Elite Tactical Unit: S.W.A.T." police reality series, according to a show release.
<p>Photo courtesy of Pryme Radio.</p>

Pryme Upgrades SPM-2200 Trooper II Mic

March 22, 2013
Pryme Radio has released an upgraded SPM-2200 Trooper II speaker microphone with an enhanced waterproof rating (IP57), so it can be submerged in water up to 3 meters deep for up to 30 minutes, the company announced.

2 Texas Officers Shot, Teen In Custody

March 21, 2013
Houston SWAT officers arrested a 17-year-old Wednesday after an hours-long standoff that began when the teen shot two Jacinto City Police officers.
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