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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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April 28, 2014
K-9 stabbed, suspect dead in Ariz. standoff

K-9 stabbed, suspect dead in Ariz. standoff

A K-9 is recovering after a standoff with a burglary suspect that left the dog with multiple stab wounds - Full Story
April 25, 2014

'Citizen soldiers' stand guard at scene of Nev. ranch standoff

Self-described "citizen soldiers" arrived venting a smoldering anger and wielding AR-15 and AK-47 rifles - Full Story
April 23, 2014

Ohio jail inmates take CO hostage, released

A corrections officer taken hostage by three inmates at an Ohio county jail has been released unharmed - Full Story
April 23, 2014

Angry 'Call of Duty' player pulls 'swatting' prank on competitor

More than 70 emergency responders swarmed a home Tuesday, in what turned out to be a revenge hoax - Full Story
April 22, 2014
Video: Armed NM man killed in police standoff

Video: Armed NM man killed in police standoff

Police were involved in the fatal March 25 shooting after a 40-minute standoff in which the armed suspect held a gun to his head - Full Story
April 21, 2014

Dallas pursuit ends in tense standoff at mall

Police believed the suspect was armed and wanted for aggravated assault on a police officer - Full Story
April 15, 2014

Trooper stops man from harming self during hailstorm pursuit, standoff

A state trooper talked a motorist into surrendering after the driver led authorities on a pursuit through two counties - Full Story
April 11, 2014

LA deputies fatally shoot fleeing hostage mistaken for suspect

John Winkler, 30, an aspiring television producer, died at a hospital - Full Story
April 10, 2014

Video: Feds, protesters clash over Nev. ranch rights

Authorities were on the defensive during the fourth day of a monthlong offensive to remove an outspoken rancher's cattle from lands administered by the BLM - Full Story
April 04, 2014

Ala. cop shot in face, suspect killed

The officer is expected to be okay, the suspect who opened fire was killed - Full Story



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