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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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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
January 09, 2015
French police kill gunmen, end terror rampage

French police kill gunmen, end terror rampage

Terrorists linked to each other seized hostages at two locations around Paris on Friday, facing off against police - Full Story
January 08, 2015
Texas cop shot in face during standoff recovering

Texas cop shot in face during standoff recovering

A Texas police officer shot in the face during a standoff Tuesday is recovering after undergoing jaw reconstruction surgery - Full Story
January 08, 2015

SD trooper shot, 2 suspects arrested in standoff

Standoff began after suspects made a phone call to police while inside a home "threatening law enforcement" - Full Story
January 06, 2015

Suspect arrested after fire ends 12-hour standoff

The man was wanted for a felony domestic violence warrant and threatened to kill himself with a knife - Full Story
January 06, 2015

Officials: Ohio PD's new SWAT robot will save lives

The robot features a specially-outfitted arm capable of opening doors and moving objects, plus it can climb stairs and roll over obstacles - Full Story
December 18, 2014

Ill. captain shot in standoff: Next time I'll duck better

Highest-ranking Chicago cop to be shot in the line of duty in years returned this week to his post in South Side's Englewood police district - Full Story
December 16, 2014
Horror over deadly Sydney siege turns to anger

Horror over deadly Sydney siege turns to anger

Leaders demanded to know how a man with a violent criminal history slipped through the cracks and ended up in a cafe where he took 17 hostages - Full Story
December 15, 2014
3 dead, including gunman, in Sydney cafe siege

3 dead, including gunman, in Sydney cafe siege

Swarm of heavily armed police stormed a cafe in the heart of Sydney early Tuesday, ending a siege by an Iranian-born gunman - Full Story
December 15, 2014
6 dead, suspect on loose in suburban Philly

6 dead, suspect on loose in suburban Philly

Man killed 6 people and seriously wounded another in 3 different homes and remained at large hours after the shootings - Full Story



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