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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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March 31, 2015
Ex-firefighter in custody after taking hostages inside firehouse

Ex-firefighter in custody after taking hostages inside firehouse

A just-terminated volunteer firefighter returned to his firehouse with a 9mm handgun Tuesday and held four firefighters hostage - Full Story
March 28, 2015

Ala. man shoots at police with bow and arrow, prompts standoff

The suspect fired an arrow at police, then retreated into his apartment, prompting a 4-hour standoff - Full Story
March 17, 2015

Armed man wearing vest killed by police in Minn. standoff

Neighbors heard the man yelling that he hated police, "F--- America", and that he was going to shoot cops - Full Story
March 17, 2015
Man, 2 kids found dead after 24-hour Mo. standoff

Man, 2 kids found dead after 24-hour Mo. standoff

Standoff began Sunday when police responded to a "check person" call and encountered an armed man at an apartment - Full Story
March 14, 2015

Video: L.A. fugitive shot by police in televised standoff

The suspect and deputies exchanged gunfire for over an hour before the fugitive was shot - Full Story
March 13, 2015
Police: Pair held Colo. cops at gunpoint before deadly scuffle

Police: Pair held Colo. cops at gunpoint before deadly scuffle

Husband-and-wife meth users disarmed an officer and a sheriff's deputy then forced them to their knees before the husband was killed in a struggle - Full Story
March 11, 2015

Colo. cops held hostage before suspect fatally shot

Neither the deputy nor the wildlife officer was injured in the confrontation Monday - Full Story
March 10, 2015
MMA fighter 'Mayhem' Miller arrested after brawl with cops

MMA fighter 'Mayhem' Miller arrested after brawl with cops

Four officers grappled with the suspect while he kicked and spit before they were able to get him into a cruiser - Full Story
March 09, 2015

Trending Topics: When a suspect seeks suicide by cop

By PoliceOne Staff Among the most unpredictable and dangerous situations a police officer can be faced... - Full Story



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