Buffalo cops test out new BolaWrap

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Police forces in the U.S. are starting to add a new weapon to their arsenal.

Buffalo cops tested a non lethal device earlier this week, that it's maker says can replace the taser in some instances.

The BolaWrap 100 is an 2.4 metre lasso fired from a gunlike holder and can wrap around a suspects ankles, immobilizing him or her.

It's maker, Wrap Technologies says its accurate from 3 to 7 metres away.

The company says police departments in 42 states are using it.

The bonus it can be used in place of taser's which in some cases can be lethal.