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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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September 19, 2014

Photos: Suicidal man uses app to document standoff

A four-hour standoff between a suicidal man and police in Texas was documented online through an anonymous sharing app - Full Story
September 17, 2014
Video: Ohio standoff ends in fatal shooting of suicidal man

Video: Ohio standoff ends in fatal shooting of suicidal man

37-year-old Christopher Mitchell came out of a residence with a .22-caliber gun to his head as officers formed a perimeter - Full Story
September 09, 2014
Video: Ohio cops TASER murder suspect armed with knife

Video: Ohio cops TASER murder suspect armed with knife

Murder suspect seeking 'suicide by cop' led officers on a foot pursuit that ended in a standoff in the waters of Lake Erie - Full Story
September 08, 2014
1 deputy killed, 1 shot in SC

1 deputy killed, 1 shot in SC

A spray of bullets fired from behind a closed apartment door killed a deputy and wounded another Monday night - Full Story
September 02, 2014

Suspected carjacker shot by police in Portland freeway standoff

The ensuing standoff with the wounded suspect led to a long Labor Day closure of the freeway - Full Story
August 22, 2014
2 parolees charged in Ill. hostage standoff

2 parolees charged in Ill. hostage standoff

Both suspects in a 20-hour hostage standoff this week in a Chicago suburb are parolees, and one is a convicted murderer who was under electronic monitoring - Full Story
August 21, 2014
Video: Mo. police open fire in fatal standoff with knife-wielding man

Video: Mo. police open fire in fatal standoff with knife-wielding man

Kajieme Powell tried to attack two officers with a steak knife and approached police while shouting, "Shoot me! Kill me now!" - Full Story
August 20, 2014
2 Ill. cops wounded, 8 hostages freed in standoff

2 Ill. cops wounded, 8 hostages freed in standoff

About two dozen heavily armed officers stormed a home Wednesday to free four remaining hostages and capture two suspects - Full Story
August 19, 2014
2 Ill. officers shot; 4 hostages freed

2 Ill. officers shot; 4 hostages freed

Two police officers have been shot and two suspects are holding multiple people — including children — hostage - Full Story
August 17, 2014

3-year-old girl killed in Md. shootout between man, police

Police said the man shot at police and six officers returned fire on two occasions Saturday - Full Story



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