Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Ax

http://www.lawofficer.com/article/news/violent-attack-dc-officer

A police officer was attacked by a man with an ax.  An ax is a combination knife and hammer.  Either weapon could easily kill you.  The officer suffered non-life threatening injuries and the suspect managed to escape.

A man armed with an ax is nothing to fool with.  It is very quickly a deadly force situation.  Like with any edged weapon, keep distance from the suspect and try and keep a barrier between you two.  An ax can be used to destroy a barrier, even a car window or a door.

If you deploy a Taser, you are unlikely to have more than one chance before he can get to you.  Unless you have a firearms armed cover officer a Taser may not be the best choice.  Due to it's weight, even a thrown ax can be a danger; that's what the SGT Says.

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