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May 27, 2015

Officials: Risky tactics in Calif. standoff with elderly woman paid off

The woman, holed up under a mobile home with a six-shot revolver, had fired five rounds at a police robot. Deputies thought she still had one bullet left - Full Story
May 22, 2015

Armed woman in her 70s arrested after 22-hour standoff

Officials say the woman fired a gun at a crisis-negotiation robot, hit it with a broom and threw a cover over it - Full Story
May 18, 2015
Obama puts stricter controls on military equipment for police

Obama puts stricter controls on military equipment for police

Obama is prohibiting the federal government from providing some equipment to local PDs - Full Story
May 15, 2015

NM police sued after man commits suicide during standoff

Family of a man who killed himself after a shootout has sued the city of Albuquerque, its PD and two officers, claiming police unnecessarily escalated the standoff - Full Story
May 08, 2015

Attorney says Pa. official suffered mental health crisis in standoff

Threatened to detonate propane tanks and claimed to have "thousands of rounds" available to shoot police - Full Story
May 07, 2015
Police: Weapons, survival gear found at site of deadly 26-hour Ohio standoff

Police: Weapons, survival gear found at site of deadly 26-hour Ohio standoff

Home where man was killed by police contained loaded assault weapons, ammo and survivalist bags with food and medical supplies - Full Story
April 27, 2015

Small-town Pa. official jailed after 6-hour standoff

Small-town politician engaged a SWAT team in a six-hour standoff after threatening his son with a bat and barricading himself in his home - Full Story
April 16, 2015
Suspect in NC college shooting says he's a neo-Nazi

Suspect in NC college shooting says he's a neo-Nazi

Kenneth Morgan Stancil III said he killed Ron Lane earlier this week because Lane had made sexual advances to Stancil's 16-year-old brother - Full Story
April 15, 2015

Fla. cops grapple with insidious new drug

'Flakka' has been involved in a number of recent incidents in the state - Full Story
April 15, 2015
Police: NC college shooting suspect hitchhiked to Fla.

Police: NC college shooting suspect hitchhiked to Fla.

Suspect, whose face and neck are covered in dark, self-administered tattoos, was armed with a knife and carried almost $500 - Full Story



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