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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 14, 2015

Video: L.A. fugitive shot by police in televised standoff

The suspect and deputies exchanged gunfire for over an hour before the fugitive was shot - Full Story
March 13, 2015
Police: Pair held Colo. cops at gunpoint before deadly scuffle

Police: Pair held Colo. cops at gunpoint before deadly scuffle

Husband-and-wife meth users disarmed an officer and a sheriff's deputy then forced them to their knees before the husband was killed in a struggle - Full Story
March 11, 2015

Colo. cops held hostage before suspect fatally shot

Neither the deputy nor the wildlife officer was injured in the confrontation Monday - Full Story
March 10, 2015
MMA fighter 'Mayhem' Miller arrested after brawl with cops

MMA fighter 'Mayhem' Miller arrested after brawl with cops

Four officers grappled with the suspect while he kicked and spit before they were able to get him into a cruiser - Full Story
March 09, 2015

Trending Topics: When a suspect seeks suicide by cop

By PoliceOne Staff Among the most unpredictable and dangerous situations a police officer can be faced... - Full Story
March 05, 2015
Video: Knife-wielding man tells NM cops 'shoot me'

Video: Knife-wielding man tells NM cops 'shoot me'

Department's police chief credited his officers for their handling of the potentially deadly incident - Full Story
February 23, 2015
Defense attorneys: Killing of Vegas mom not road rage

Defense attorneys: Killing of Vegas mom not road rage

Defense attorneys for a man accused of killing mother of four after a car chase said Monday that the case has been mischaracterized - Full Story
February 20, 2015
Man arrested in Vegas killing was gunman, police seeking 2nd suspect

Man arrested in Vegas killing was gunman, police seeking 2nd suspect

Erich Nowsch, 19, was arrested on suspicion of murder Thursday after SWAT teams surrounded his home - Full Story
February 19, 2015
Police arrest suspect in Vegas road-rage case after standoff

Police arrest suspect in Vegas road-rage case after standoff

SWAT teams were at a home about a block from where victim Tammy Meyers lived - Full Story
February 10, 2015

2 Okla. cops, suspect shot in standoff

Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper and a Sulphur police officer were shot during a five-hour standoff Monday - Full Story



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