incapacitating agent

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incapacitating agent

An agent that produces temporary physiological or mental effects, or both, which will render individuals incapable of concerted effort in the performance of their assigned duties.
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There is a also a new feature that allows players to plan missions themselves; the footage showed two versions of the same jewellery robbery, one in which the player filtered knockout gas through the store's vents to get rid of all the security guards and another where they simply burst through the front door with a shotgun.
A RELIGIOUS nut was subdued with knockout gas after allegedly eating his gran while she was still ALIVE.
Death ultimately did strike the 18 Black Widows and30--odd other rebels when Russian special forces pumped a mysterious knockout gas into the theatre during a controversial raid to end the two-day standoff.
At least 129 hostages died in that incident, most from the effects of a knockout gas pumped into the building by Russian special forces mounting a rescue mission.
The Moscow theatre hostage-taking ended after an unidentified knockout gas was pumped into the building, but the gas was responsible for almost all of the 129 hostage deaths.
1994: Merseyside's police chief Jim Sharples called for a new US-style knockout gas to defend his front-line officers.
In October 2002, a two-day hostage siege in a Moscow theater--where fifty Chechen rebels held 750 people captive in a desperate act to draw public attention to the ongoing war in their province--ended in a cloud of knockout gas.
They threaten to blow up the building but Russian special forces storm in behind superfast acting knockout gas.
Knockout gas was pumped into the city's Palace of Culture, where Chechen terrorists were holding hundreds of hostages.
The end of the Moscow hostage standoff left 50 of the Chechen terrorists and 90 hostages dead, but questions about the role a knockout gas used by the Russian military played in those deaths may leave President Vladimir Putin's administration with questions to answer in the aftermath, report Moscow Bureau Chief Christian Caryl and Special Correspondent Eve Conant.
They told of cold-blooded exe-cutions carried out by the Chechen terrorists and of their fear as they succumbed to the knockout gas pumped into the building to end the four-day siege.
Male funnel-web spiders seem to be wafting some kind of knockout gas toward the females they court--a tricky gambit since a laboratory test shows the substance can also knock out the male.