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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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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
February 09, 2015
Sniper kills Austin man who opened fire on police helicopter

Sniper kills Austin man who opened fire on police helicopter

27-year-old Sawyer Flache opened fire on the helicopter as it arrived – resulting in a 30 minute standoff - Full Story
February 06, 2015
Off-duty Border Patrol agent takes hostages, shoots man in standoff

Off-duty Border Patrol agent takes hostages, shoots man in standoff

Agent, who was previously arrested for a domestic violence incident, is accused of shooting a man in the head and attempting to shoot his wife Tuesday - Full Story
January 23, 2015
Armed suspect fatally shot after killing K-9 in Calif. standoff

Armed suspect fatally shot after killing K-9 in Calif. standoff

K-9 Sultan was sent into a crawl space, a gunshot was heard, and the dog emerged with a neck wound - Full Story
January 20, 2015

Controversy rises over police radars that 'see through walls'

These radar detectors use radio waves to determine if someone is inside a home and whether they are moving - Full Story
January 13, 2015
Report: Ex-cop fired over 100 rounds at police in SD standoff

Report: Ex-cop fired over 100 rounds at police in SD standoff

City mayor called standoff with man who planned to kill cops among 'most intense' in U.S. - Full Story
January 12, 2015

2 NM officers charged with murder in deadly standoff

Officers fatally shot James Boyd, who was holding two knives, during an hourslong standoff in March - Full Story
January 12, 2015

Police: Man in Texas hospital standoff had gun, faces charge

George Pickering has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Earlier reports from authorities said Pickering did not have a gun - Full Story
January 11, 2015
Man at Texas hospital surrenders after standoff

Man at Texas hospital surrenders after standoff

Father of a patient at a hospital who became distraught over his son's condition surrendered without incident after about a four-hour standoff - Full Story



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