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Ferguson police demonstrate non-lethal tool to deal with combative subjects

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The BolaWrap around a man's legs (Credit: Wrap Technologies) The BolaWrap around a man's legs (Credit: Wrap Technologies)

FERGUSON, Mo. (KMOV.com) – Thursday, police in Ferguson demonstrated a non-lethal tool to help deal with someone who seems combative.

The BolaWrap is a small device that shoots a rope at the suspect, preventing them from running away.

The police department tested the device on Thursday. Officials said it could be used when someone in mental distress does not want to cooperate.

The Department of Justice would have to approve the Ferguson Police Department's use of BolaWrap before it is given to officers.

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