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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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September 18, 2009

Va. police rescue children after shooting incident

By Lauren King Virginian-PilotPORTSMOUTH, Va. — Five children were rescued from a home in the 3600... - Full Story
September 14, 2009

Pa. SWAT honored for shootout actions

By Jerome L. Sherman Pittsburgh Post-GazettePITTSBURGH, Pa. — On April 4, police Sgt. Sam Todd... - Full Story
September 10, 2009

Armed elderly woman holds N.Y. police at bay

Associated PressMIDDLETOWN, N.Y. — Authorities say an 84-year-old woman is undergoing psychiatric... - Full Story
September 08, 2009

Ohio man opens fire on officers, commits suicide

By Randy Ludlow, Theodore Decker and Kathy Lynn Gray Columbus DispatchCOLUMBUS, Ohio — It was,... - Full Story
September 03, 2009

Agency will probe Ill. police shooting of suspect at day care center

Chicago TribuneCHICAGO — Cook County investigators and U.S. Justice Department mediators have headed... - Full Story
September 01, 2009

Texas standoff ends with three dead

Associated PressGALVESTON, Texas — Three people died in an apparent double-murder suicide after... - Full Story
August 25, 2009
Three die in murder-suicide during Tenn. standoff

Three die in murder-suicide during Tenn. standoff

Associated PressMOORESBURG, Tenn. — Authorities were investigating a possible murder-suicide on... - Full Story
August 21, 2009

80-year-old Tenn. woman shoots at deputies

Associated PressJACKSON, Tenn. — An 80-year-old West Tennessee woman and her son are being held... - Full Story
August 14, 2009
L.A. police end standoff with less lethal force

L.A. police end standoff with less lethal force

Associated PressLOS ANGELES — A man suspected of making threats against the White House was pulled... - Full Story
August 13, 2009

L.A. police surround man accused of White House threat

Associated PressLOS ANGELES — A man suspected of making threats against the White House is in a... - Full Story



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