The Standoff Situations topic page offers a variety of tactical tips and strategic concepts to make sure the innocents are spared, the subject is secured, and the officers go home safely. When a suspect is barricaded in place, many things must happen for a successful resolution, such as setting up outer and inner perimeters, and making contact with the subject.
During the nearly two-month siege, 668 LE personnel had seen action, including 25 different primary negotiators attempting to convince David Koresh to step down peacefully from Mount Carmel. Koresh could have done so at any moment, but didn’t. - Full Story
Because the overall operational goal is to save the life of the hostage (or hostages), shots must be “straight, fast, and coming from multiple barrels” in order to increase the chances of the threat — or threats — going down immediately. - Full Story