In fiction, one of the easiest ways to incapacitate an opponent or group of opponents is to get them in a closed room and pump in Knockout Gas. Knockout Gas is an area-effect form of Instant Sedation : as soon as the victims breathe it, they cough weakly a few times and then slump to the floor unconscious. Other forms make the victim sleep and are known as sleeping gas. Usually delivered as a visible fog, and often brightly colored as well, but invisible gas is also common, particularly in budget-conscious productions. Knockout Gas can be delivered through special vents just for that purpose, or it can be pumped in through the regular ventilation system. As with other forms of Instant Sedation , dosage doesn't seem to matter. The effects last just long enough for maximum tension or drama.
By James Rothwell. Anaesthesia experts have debunked claims that French robbers used sleeping gas on Formula One star Jenson Button and his wife during a burglary. The burglars were in the same room as him and Jessica, rifling through all their drawers. There were reportedly three other people in the property at the time who were also affected by the gas.
The term incapacitating agent is defined by the U. Department of Defense as:. Lethal agents are primarily intended to kill, but incapacitating agents can also kill if administered in a potent enough dose, or in certain scenarios. The term "incapacitation," when used in a general sense, is not equivalent to the term "disability" as used in occupational medicine and denotes the inability to perform a task because of a quantifiable physical or mental impairment. In this sense, any of the chemical warfare agents may incapacitate a victim; however, by the military definition of this type of agent, incapacitation refers to impairments that are temporary and nonlethal. Thus, riot-control agents are incapacitating because they cause temporary loss of vision due to blepharospasm , but they are not considered military incapacitants because the loss of vision does not last long.
Please refresh the page and retry. Mr Hammond's wife, Mindy, said she is "convinced" the family were targeted while staying at an up-market property on the French coast. Mrs Hammond said she was not even woken by her husband Richard's snoring but when she did eventually stir she noticed all the bedroom doors were open. E x-Arsenal star Patrick Vieira was targeted while holidaying in Cannes in