Police flash bang explosion training

Police flash bang explosion training

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An incident in Habersham County, more than two months ago, had many asking if police went too far after a no-knock search warrant resulted in a flash bang grenade going off in a toddler's play pen, where he was sleeping.

Police say flash bang grenades are non-lethal explosive devices, but if not used properly they can harm someone.

Peachtree City Police, along with other law enforcement agencies, conducted their annual re-certification for high risk operations that would require the use of a distraction device, such as a flash bang grenade.

Police tell FOX 5 it takes a special team to execute these operations properly.

The officers were placed in different scenarios at the training Monday, ranging from hostage situations to high risk search warrants.

According to police, the distraction devices are used to disorient the person police are after. Police say drills are critical in making sure the real life situations go as best they can.

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