Sunday, August 31, 2014

Knife Attack

An officer was being attacked by man with a knife.  A second officer shot the man with the knife.  The man was seriously injured but not killed.  Neither officer was injured.  No civilians were hurt.  The man was homeless.

A man with a knife is a deadly threat.  Using less lethal weapons is not a good idea against a man with a knife.  A knife attack can happen very quickly and one knife slash can kill.  One major knife slash can create a non-survivable wound if it's made in the right place.

When possible, create distance and barriers between yourself and the man with a knife.  One of the few advantages you have is the short range of a knife weapon.  Few people can throw a knife well and having a car, table, or other obstacle between you and the knife armed assailant can be very helpful to buy you time; that's what the SGT Says.

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