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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 24, 2014
K-9 shot 3 times during NM standoff

K-9 shot 3 times during NM standoff

The canine suffered gunshot wounds to his head and neck and had "massive trauma" - Full Story
March 20, 2014

NM police open fire on man with knife during standoff

The man gestured and yelled: "I'm going to hunt you down and kill you. That's my personal promise." - Full Story
March 19, 2014

Knife-wielding Calif. man killed after stabbing SWAT member

Police learned that the holed-up man may have had access to a rifle and ammunition that was hidden in the house - Full Story
March 18, 2014

Murder suspect killed in standoff with DC police

An exchange of gunfire erupted Tuesday morning after police arrived at a home with a warrant for the suspect's arrest - Full Story
March 17, 2014

5 arrested, 2 NY officers injured after hour-long standoff

What started as a single arrest for a drug-related bench warrant turned into an hour-long crime spree - Full Story
March 17, 2014

Chicago police end 9-hour standoff with flash-bang

Joseph Andrew Felton Jr., 43, — wanted for the murder of his wife in Georgia earlier this month — was bleeding from cuts to his wrists, apparently self-inflicted by a knife - Full Story
March 15, 2014

Suspect killed in shootout with Calif. police

Police responding to a call were met with the armed suspect, who refused to drop his weapon, prompting an exchange of gunfire - Full Story
March 12, 2014

Memorial marks 10 years since Tenn. cop killed by teen

Loudon County Sheriff's Deputy Jason Scott was shot to death by 16-year-old Michael Harvey while responding to a domestic violence call, prompting a 30-hour standoff - Full Story
March 07, 2014

Video: Pug picks a fight with police during standoff

As police were working to negotiate with an armed robbery suspect barricaded in his Phoenix home, a little dog wandering the street tried to pick a fight - Full Story
March 06, 2014

Details released of Phoenix officer’s fatal shooting

Officers had no time to put on ballistic vests when the operation suddenly switched from a surveillance operation to an attempted takedown - Full Story



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