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August 18, 2014

LAPD officer hit, suspect killed in freeway shootout

An officer was hit exchanging gunfire with a suspect, sustaining a "significant leg wound" - Full Story
August 17, 2014
Police deploy tear gas to impose Mo. curfew

Police deploy tear gas to impose Mo. curfew

First night of a state-imposed curfew in Ferguson, Missouri, ended with tear gas and seven arrests - Full Story
August 13, 2014

Audio: Texas man 'starting new nation' fires AK-47 at cops, firefighters

60-year-old man who shot at officers and firefighters Monday espoused anti-government views and claimed to be starting his own nation called "Doug-E-Stan" - Full Story
August 10, 2014

Trending topics: When a standoff gets strange

By PoliceOne Staff Standoff situations can be some of the most volatile and dangerous events a police... - Full Story
August 08, 2014

AR-15 'swatting' hoax prompts large Fla. police response

A 911 caller led police to an Oviedo subdivision Friday morning after falsely reporting that a shooter armed with an AR-15 rifle shot and killed someone - Full Story
August 08, 2014

NM animal control dispute sparks SWAT standoff

Incident began when a neighbor reported to the city Animal Services Division that one of the suspect's dogs had been aggressive - Full Story
August 05, 2014

Tensions between BLM, local law enforcement near breaking point

Relationship between local law enforcement and often heavily armed federal officers has always been tense, and now threatens to reach a breaking point - Full Story
August 04, 2014
Video: Shotgun-wielding 90-year-old surrenders after SWAT standoff

Video: Shotgun-wielding 90-year-old surrenders after SWAT standoff

Police responded to the scene Thursday after the woman, armed with a 12-gauge shotgun, threatened nearby construction workers - Full Story
August 01, 2014
Ind. SWAT cop connects with kids after nearby standoff

Ind. SWAT cop connects with kids after nearby standoff

After what children saw as a very scary situation, an IMPD SWAT officer took the time to make sure they knew the police were there to protect them - Full Story
July 30, 2014
Minn. officer killed, suspect caught after gun battle

Minn. officer killed, suspect caught after gun battle

A Mendota Heights police officer was shot in the head and killed during a traffic stop Wednesday - Full Story



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