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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 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
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



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