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Standoff Situations

Standoff Situations

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.
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Knife-wielding man tells NM cops 'shoot me'

Department's police chief credited his officers for their handling of the potentially deadly incident.

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Video: Knife-wielding man tells NM cops 'shoot me'

Video: Knife-wielding man tells NM cops 'shoot me'

Department's police chief credited his officers for their handling of the potentially deadly incident - Full Story

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Defense attorneys: Killing of Vegas mom not road rage

Defense attorneys: Killing of Vegas mom not road rage

Defense attorneys for a man accused of killing mother of four after a car chase said Monday that the case has been mischaracterized - Full Story

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Man arrested in Vegas killing was gunman, police seeking 2nd suspect

Man arrested in Vegas killing was gunman, police seeking 2nd suspect

Erich Nowsch, 19, was arrested on suspicion of murder Thursday after SWAT teams surrounded his home - Full Story

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Police arrest suspect in Vegas road-rage case after standoff

Police arrest suspect in Vegas road-rage case after standoff

SWAT teams were at a home about a block from where victim Tammy Meyers lived - Full Story

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2 Okla. cops, suspect shot in standoff

Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper and a Sulphur police officer were shot during a five-hour standoff Monday - Full Story

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Sniper kills Austin man who opened fire on police helicopter

27-year-old Sawyer Flache opened fire on the helicopter as it arrived – resulting in a 30 minute standoff.

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Sniper kills Austin man who opened fire on police helicopter

Sniper kills Austin man who opened fire on police helicopter

27-year-old Sawyer Flache opened fire on the helicopter as it arrived – resulting in a 30 minute standoff - Full Story

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Off-duty Border Patrol agent takes hostages, shoots man in standoff

Off-duty Border Patrol agent takes hostages, shoots man in standoff

Agent, who was previously arrested for a domestic violence incident, is accused of shooting a man in the head and attempting to shoot his wife Tuesday - Full Story

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Armed suspect fatally shot after killing K-9 in Calif. standoff

Armed suspect fatally shot after killing K-9 in Calif. standoff

K-9 Sultan was sent into a crawl space, a gunshot was heard, and the dog emerged with a neck wound - Full Story



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