Hold It Right There, Or I'll Snare You!

NEW YORK CITY COPS ARE set to borrow a page from Spider-Man comic books. Next month, a couple dozen officers will each carry a fat pistol that can bring down fleeing suspects without harming them. It fires a shell containing a net--make that NET, for nonlethal entanglement technology. "If the New York police like it--and I'm sure they'll have some suggestions for changes--this could be a hot item for police departments," says Arnis Mangolds, NET project manager at Foster-Miller Inc. in Waltham, Mass.

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