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February 24, 2014

Video: 'Swatting' goes suburban, causing risky police standoffs

Two Indiana towns dealt with dangerous 'swatting' incidents days apart - Full Story
February 14, 2014

Door-smashing Sochi olympian accepts SWAT invite

Olympic bobsledder Johnny Quinn, who smashed through a jammed bathroom door in Sochi on Saturday, has accepted an invitation from Texas police - Full Story
February 09, 2014
Fallen BART officer worried about searches, asked for SWAT

Fallen BART officer worried about searches, asked for SWAT

Sgt. Tom Smith had asked his superiors to assign the department's SWAT team to take part in high-risk searches of residences, but was rebuffed - Full Story
February 04, 2014
Ore. police defend officers' decision to leave fallen cop at scene

Ore. police defend officers' decision to leave fallen cop at scene

The officers could have put themselves in danger by aiding a fellow officer while the suspect was still armed - Full Story
February 04, 2014

Colo. hostage standoff ends, suspect killed

A 13-year-old boy who was held hostage for nearly 18 hours was rescued unharmed by police who shot his captor - Full Story
January 28, 2014

Calif. chief explains advantages of armored vehicles

The Calif. community of Lodi expressed concerns amount the newly acquired SWAT vehicle, so the chief put their worries at ease - Full Story
January 20, 2014

SWAT pursues gunman after 5-year-old, mom shot

SWAT team negotiators are in a residential area of Cleveland where they believe the gunman is - Full Story
January 14, 2014

Video: Colo. hostage situation ends in shooting

Dramatic video shows suspect leaving a 7-Eleven store with a hostage in front of him when a police bullet to the shoulder knocks him down - Full Story
December 26, 2013

Calif. police acquire armored vehicle, citizens outraged

The $650,000 vehicle was gifted to the Salinas Police Department from the government through the 1033 program - Full Story
December 22, 2013

Military vet surrenders after standoff, shootout with Ky. police

The suspect was shot in the arm by police before he surrendered - Full Story

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