Posted on Sunday, 13 February, 2011 | 22 comments| News tip by: Karlis
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A new device that can fire a harmless laser-like beam could be rolled out in prisons to break up fights.
The Assault Intervention Device works by firing an energy beam that penetrates the skin just enough to cause pain but does no damage to the nerves or surrounding tissue, it is currently being prepared for a trial run.
"Prison guards could soon stop fights with a harmless tool that shoots a laser-like beam, video game-style, down into a room where trouble is brewing."