In a previous article, Using Common Objects to Protect Yourself, we offered an overview of how we can use common objects in our everyday life to protect ourselves. More resonating are the times when people do so in real life.
Knife attacks are among the most frequent and dangerous weapon assaults. Knives and other sharp objects are easy to obtain, and they can be used in numerous ways. In a previous article, Knife Assaults: 10 General Facts, we offered an overview
On Hallowe’en night on a generally quiet street in the Annex in Toronto, the Theta Delta Chi fraternity hosted a party of over 200 people. At one point one 19-year-old male and a 15-year-old girl were denied entry. Instead of
Threats with knives or other edged weapons such as bottles, screwdrivers, utility knives, are relatively common because such objects are readily available and easy to carry and conceal. For the assailant, the edged object is used to intimidate someone to
In Sydney Australia, around 2 pm on August 13th, 2019, a knife-wielding man (Mert Nay, 21) ran the streets stabbing people. During these horrible attacks, people ran and others protected themselves using objects in their vicinity. One man, for example,
Toronto has witnessed some high profile public stabbings. Some examples: • Just after 3 pm, on December 2015, Rohinie Bisesar fatally stabbed Rosemarie Junor at a Shoppers Drug Mart in the underground PATH system below Bay and Wellington streets. Bisesar
Footage of knife attacks often shows the assailant stabbing in a downward motion- what we call the ice pick attack. It is not a sophisticated attack but can be very strong. Avoidance and escaping are your best options as any
Weapon assaults involve a wide variety of weapons including guns, sharp objects, and blunt objects. The latter two – sharp and blunt – are easy to come by. Sharp objects can be knives, bottles that can be broken,… The same