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Man Fatally Shot, After Advancing Toward Officer with Sword

May 18, 2011
The incident began with a 911 call of a man beating a woman in a parking lot. When officers responded, Leon Roy Jones ran into his apartment, grabbed a sword and began advancing on the officers. He was shot three times.

Knife Review: Buck/TOPS CSAR-T Folder

March 23, 2011
The Buck/TOPS CSAR-T folder also has a superbly ergonomic rugged Rocky Mountain Tread G10 handle, giving the knife an overall length of 8.2 inches and hefty 8.6-ounce weight. The CSAR-T folder has some heft, making it rugged enough to be used in the most demanding applications.

Edged Weapons

February 1, 2011

Gang members on the street and inside prisons acquire edged weapons to use in close-quarter attacks on rival gang members or law enforcement officers. Street gang members typically will use fixed-blade knives, daggers, folding knives, butterfly knives or other utility tools, while inmates fashion their own jail-made shanks and other weapons from boot reinforcements, bed wiring, and other materials. Don't miss POLICE gang expert Rich Valdemar's "Edged Weapons and Gang Culture" blog post.

Prison Shanks

February 1, 2011
The jail-made "shank" is fashioned from this material by sharpened by scraping the metal on concrete floors. A handle is fashioned from paper or cloth. Since the length of the shank is small, the handle is often held in the palm of the fist with the blade protruding from between the middle and ring fingers like a push dagger.

Edged Weapons and Gang Culture

February 1, 2011
Edged-weapon gang culture flourished most prominently in American jails and prisons. Every inmate is expected to be able to defend himself. Gang members take this to mean they must be armed with an edged weapon.

Wash. Man Stabbed 159 Times Before Officer Stops Assailant

January 31, 2011
Officer Joel Hansen acted within procedure, when he fired two shots, striking and killing Yeuri Acevedo Cisneros, 27. Hansen captured the graphic footage of the attack on Julio Cesar Zamora-Cortes, 21, on his cruiser's video camera.

California Officer Shoots 16-Year-Old During Knife Attack

January 27, 2011
Three 16-year-old boys had robbed a 41-year-old woman of her cell phone and some personal items before being confronted by officers. One boy then grabbed, and stabbed, the officer.

Officer Ends Confrontation With Knife-Wielding EDP Teen Peacefully

January 21, 2011

After responding to an EDP call, Scranton (Pa.) PD's Officer Rocco Cipriano parked and began walking toward the residence. A neighbor stopped him and said the girl had been outside of the house carrying a butcher knife and told the neighbor she would kill the cops if they came.

Florida Deputy Returns to Duty Following Knife Attack

January 10, 2011
An Orange County (Fla.) Sheriff's deputy returned to duty today, slightly more than two months after he was stabbed in the neck by a suspect during a robbery at a convenience store.

Portland Man Threatened Guard, Officer With Large Knife Prior To OIS

January 3, 2011
The approximately 60-year-old man had threatened a private security guard earlier while walking in a parking lot. The incident occurred at about 4 p.m. on New Year's Day.

Bank Robber In NYPD OIS Refused to Drop Knife

October 14, 2010
Using a 10-inch steak knife, John Stolarz walked into the Chase branch near Madison Square Garden shortly after noon on Thursday, and demanded "fifties and hundreds." Stolarz left, when a teller told him the bank didn't have the cash.

Servicemen Help Stabbed California Sergeant Arrest Attacker

October 7, 2010
The three Marines and Army private who were about to be deployed to Afghanistan helped the sergeant get the 19-year-old man into custody. Police had responded to a call of a man "brandishing a sharp instrument and threatening citizens."

Vermont Man Who Threatened Officer With Knife 'Wanted to Die'

September 30, 2010
A 19-year-old man will face felony assault charges and undergo a psychiatric evaluation after he tried to assault a Battleboro (Vt.) police officer with a knife.

Engaging With Edged Weapons

September 21, 2010

While appearing at POLICE-TREXPO East, Michael Janich of Martial Blade Concepts discusses how officers can engage a subject with edged weapons. Janich is interviewed by Betsy Brantner-Smith, a Calibre Press Street Survival trainer. The video is courtesy of PoliceOne.

Defending Against Edged Weapons

September 21, 2010

Michael Janich of Martial Blade Concepts discusses edged-weapon defense during POLICE-TREXPO East with Betsy Brantner-Smith, a Calibre Press Street Survival trainer. The video is courtesy of PoliceOne.

California OIS Suspect Acted Violently, Reached for Spatula

September 8, 2010
After reaching for the handle of the object in his waistband, Moran began to move towards the officers and began to pull the metal object from his waist in a threatening manner. Officers Robert Laxton, a 7-year veteran, and Joseph Lamantia, a two-year officer, then shot him.

Surviving Edged Weapon Threats

June 14, 2010

Knowing how to effectively respond to an unexpected knife attack is a crucial officer-safety concern. If a suspect is further than 21 feet, you may be able to fire one or two shots, though you'll want to rotate off line to try to get out of the path of the incoming knife. To survive a deadly knife threat, know your tactics, study concealment, realize capabilities, learn knife fighting and develop basic knife defenses. Photos and captions by Al Abidin.

Counter Blade: Empty Hand and Gun Draw

April 16, 2010

At POLICE-TREXPO West, Michael Janich of Martial Blade Concepts demonstrates the "Split-X Block" to counter an edged-weapon attack. He shows you the empty hand version, then demonstrates how to use the technique to draw your service weapon. Video shot and edited by Kelly Bracken.

Smoking Woman Attacks Duluth Officer

April 12, 2010
A 37-year-old woman who was allegedly violating a new law banning smoking near bus shelters punched and threatened a female officer who approached her.

The Force Scientist

March 23, 2010

Since 2004, POLICE-TREXPO keynote speaker Dr. Bill Lewinski and his team have dedicated themselves not only to researching human performance factors under stress and fear but also disseminating the research of other academics to rank-and-file officers.

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