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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 09, 2015

Standoff erupts when mom comes for kids in polygamous town

Deputies were in Colorado City, Arizona, for seven hours Friday until they received a search warrant to enter the home of an aunt - Full Story
April 08, 2015
Ex-firefighter charged with holding 4 others hostage in Pa.

Ex-firefighter charged with holding 4 others hostage in Pa.

Following a mental health evaluation, Paul Jordan has been charged with kidnapping, aggravated assault, and terroristic threats, among other counts - Full Story
April 07, 2015

Tense San Jose standoff eerily similar to recent LODD

Malvon Lemaster, 60, was the man arrested following the Saturday night incident that drew more than two-dozen patrol units and a police helicopter - Full Story
April 03, 2015

Report: Lack of gun discipline led to crossfire in Boston bombers shootout

Some cops involved in tracking down the Boston Marathon bombers showed a lack of "weapons discipline" during a firefight with the brothers - Full Story
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



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