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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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August 03, 2014

Bystander killed in Calif. standoff

A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy accidentally shot and killed a man during a gunfight with a wanted parolee - Full Story
August 01, 2014
Ind. SWAT cop connects with kids after nearby standoff

Ind. SWAT cop connects with kids after nearby standoff

After what children saw as a very scary situation, an IMPD SWAT officer took the time to make sure they knew the police were there to protect them - Full Story
August 01, 2014

Deputy hit in NC shootout recovering

Deputy Joshua LaFave suffered a gunshot wound to his chest, back and shoulder from Andrew Michaelis - Full Story
July 29, 2014
Officials: Vest saved cop in NYC shootout

Officials: Vest saved cop in NYC shootout

Det. Mario Muniz, 45, was hit in the upper-right chest area by one of Mozdir's bullets, but it was stopped by his bullet proof vest - Full Story
July 28, 2014

Suspect dead, 2 marshals, cop wounded in NYC shootout

The suspected sex offender was recently profiled on CNN's "The Hunt" with John Walsh - Full Story
July 23, 2014
Video: Parole agent shoots gunman 3 times in hospital standoff

Video: Parole agent shoots gunman 3 times in hospital standoff

Agent Clint Lund fired three shots at the man in a hospital lobby after he refused to drop his weapons - Full Story
July 23, 2014
2 Texas officers shot during standoff, suspect dead

2 Texas officers shot during standoff, suspect dead

29-year-old capital murder suspect had been spraying bullets toward officers who were outside the house in the town of La Joya - Full Story
July 19, 2014

Phoenix police standoff ends when suspect wakes up

Police believe the man was impaired and slept through the standoff - Full Story
July 16, 2014

Increased use of replica guns worries police

The gun in Stephen Corkery's hand when he allegedly robbed several Spokane businesses and walked into a fatal standoff was fake. The consequences were very real - Full Story
July 13, 2014
Girl whose 6 family members were killed recovering

Girl whose 6 family members were killed recovering

Cassidy Stay thanked first responders Saturday while speaking to a crowd at an elementary school in her hometown of Spring - Full Story



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