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  • Standard issue for military assault teams, the object was called a flash-bang—a “nonlethal” concussion grenade that temporarily disoriented an enemy by generating a blinding flash and deafening concussion wave.

    Deception Point

  • Here is another video showing police using what are identified as "flash-bang rounds" on protesters.

    Boing Boing

  • Police in North Carolina say a SWAT officer was securing a stun grenade known as a "flash-bang" at his home when it exploded, killing him.

    The Seattle Times

  • NC SWAT officer killed when stun grenade detonates Police in North Carolina say a SWAT officer was securing a stun grenade known as a "flash-bang" at his home when it exploded, killing him.

    The Seattle Times

  • Before he could finish explaining what he needed, he heard a flash-bang grenade and saw the signature flash of light in the stairwell.

    Gideon’s war

  • In Seattle police used "flash-bang" percussion grenades to disperse protesters who blocked an entrance to a Port of Seattle facility on Monday evening.

    Occupy protesters disrupt ports across US west coast

  • One of the men readied a flash-bang grenade while another lifted the handles.

    The Race to Capture Saddam

  • As he approached the helicopter, per plan, the helicopter took off dramatically, and when that happened, the FBI also threw some flash-bang grenades, which are in essence very loud firecrackers.

    'Stalling For Time' With An FBI Hostage Negotiator

  • At 4.50am, some loud bangs were heard after officers lobbed "flash-bang" grenades, and smoke rose into the air.

    Occupy Wall Street – Tuesday 25 October 2011

  • Trainees quickly drew up an assault plan, rigged flash-bang diversionary grenades and four-man ladders, and sneaked along the sides of the train.

    Terror Worries Ride Rails

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