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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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December 01, 2014

Pa. man fires shot at neighbor hanging Christmas lights

Man fired a rifle at his neighbor and then held police at bay for several hours inside his home before he was arrested - Full Story
November 24, 2014

Trending Topics: When cops face danger inside a hospital

By PoliceOne Staff From deadly police standoffs to sudden attacks on medical workers, this week’s... - Full Story
November 24, 2014

Fla. firefighter shot, killed after armed standoff with police

The firefighter came out of his house with two guns pointed at officers threatening to kill himself and his sister - Full Story
November 18, 2014
Video: NM officer cleared in fatal shooting during standoff

Video: NM officer cleared in fatal shooting during standoff

Armed suspect wanted in connection with the shooting of a cop was killed in a 2013 standoff captured on helmet camera - Full Story
November 10, 2014

Hostage standoff at Okla. office complex ends peacefully

29-year-old Devin Rogers surrendered shortly after 4:45 p.m. Monday after holding a man and a woman hostage - Full Story
November 10, 2014
Video: Austin police open fire on man armed with rifle

Video: Austin police open fire on man armed with rifle

Dash cam video of the 2013 standoff has been released following grand jury ruling that use of force was justified - Full Story
November 03, 2014
Mass. man dead after setting off explosives, standoff

Mass. man dead after setting off explosives, standoff

SWAT officers found a man dead from a self-inflicted wound after a standoff Saturday that began with multiple explosions - Full Story
November 03, 2014
Wis. man who fired shots at cops charged with reckless endangerment

Wis. man who fired shots at cops charged with reckless endangerment

Allegedly fired seven rounds from a gun described in the complaint as an "AK-47 clone semi-automatic rifle" - Full Story
October 23, 2014

Wis. police crediting MRAP after standoff's peaceful end

MRAP acquired from the military has been the subject of controversy for months after the department accepted it - Full Story
October 09, 2014

MMA fighter surrenders after live-tweeting standoff

Officers arrived at his house to arrest him on warrants in connection with domestic violence and stalking charges - Full Story



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