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California Officer Hospitalized Briefly After Being Struck in Head with Hammer

The officer, a 19-year department veteran, suffered a head wound and was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was treated and released.

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California Inmate Stabs Correctional Officer in Head, Attacks Officers

A medical emergency was announced, and as staff entered the cell, Puckett threw an unknown substance on them, officials said. He then used an inmate-manufactured weapon to stab a correctional officer in the head.

Video: Boston Officer's Son Charged in Alleged ISIS-Inspired Terror Plot

Federal authorities have arrested an Adams, Mass., man who was allegedly planning to carry out an Islamic State-inspired attack on a university with guns and improvised explosives. His father, a Boston PD police captain, notified authorities of the plans.

Last-Ditch Impact Weapon Training

What happens if a suspect has closed in on you to a point where you do not have time to clear a handgun jam, replace an ECD cartridge, or re-holster a canister of OC spray? Training to use your force option tools as impact weapons may help prepare you for such an encounter and could help stop or slow an assault against you.

Wash. Deputy Shoots, Kills Man Swinging Pool Cue

A Thurston County (Wash.) Sheriff's deputy shot and killed a man who advanced toward a fellow deputy swinging a pool cue toward his head, reports the Olympian.

Defending Against Small Edged Weapons

In many cases, the victims of stabbings never knew the knives were in play. Their first indication that something was wrong was when they saw blood. And that's often too late.

Inmate Stabs Ore. Deputy with Pencil

Two Washington County (Ore.) jail inmates will face additional charges for attacking a corrections deputy, stabbing him three times in the face with a pencil.

Brite-Strike Introduces Expandable Baton Lights

Brite-Strike Technologies has introduced an expandable baton with an integrated flashlight as a dual-purpose tactical item. The company brought the product to SHOT Show 2010.

UZI Tactical Pen

The most unique feature of the pen is that it employs the UZI DNA Catcher on the crown of the pen. The sharpened crown on the end can be used to jab or poke an attacker, which will not only cause extreme pain, but it will also collect the aggressor's DNA for future identification.

Improvised Backup Weapons

When you're involved in a life-and-death battle where someone is grabbing your gun, anything in your hand can be used as an equalizer to help you gain control of your gun and gain control of the suspect by striking him in the face or head.