flash-bang

flash-bang

[¦flash ¦baŋ]
(ordnance)
The time interval between visual observation of the flash of a weapon being fired and the auditory perception of the sound of the discharge.
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com/news/local/grand-jury-indicts-5-more-people-on-felony-rioting-charges-from-inauguration-day) reportedly happened between the intersections of 13th and O Streets NW and 12th and L Streets NW, causing law enforcement to respond by using smoke and flash-bang devices into the street after the crowds broke the windows of a limousine and attacked the police with rocks.
Protesters in that city over the weekend blocked traffic and threw objects at police dressed in riot gear who responded with pepper spray and flash-bang devices.
He had brought a flash-bang knowing us "civilians" had never seen one.
In most cases, the explosives are mostly flash-bang bombs apparently aimed at causing panic among the public rather than major casualties.
The American Civil Liberties Union in June released a report stating that police were overwhelmingly relying on SWAT raids -- involving the use of assault rifles, battering rams and flash-bang grenades -- for routine work.
SPRINGFIELD - The Lane County Sheriff's Office deployed armored military surplus vehicles and used pepper rounds and flash-bang devices to persuade 10 people to leave a Glenwood apartment after a report of a dispute on Sunday morning.
That night, a confrontation between protesters and police culminated in the use of flash-bang grenades, rubber bullets, and tear gas by at least one of the 18 different law enforcement agencies present.
As the siege went on, authorities began setting off flash-bang grenades on a regular basis just to rattle him, keep him from sleeping and wear him down.
The film's visual style is in total contrast to the flash-bang editing which hinders Battle Los Angeles.
Then, amid a flash-bang of indoor fireworks and a shower of confetti, the finalists themselves emerged as if by magic.
Deployed nonlethal weapons include blunt-impact munitions, optical warning and distraction devices, acoustic hailing devices, vehicle arresting systems, flash-bang grenades and munitions and short-range human electro-muscular incapacitation devices such as the Taser.
In one of the search warrants, Rafael Grigoryan, 23, said he was forced out of his home on Matilija Avenue and heard 20 shots as police fired flash-bang grenades into his neighbor's home.