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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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May 04, 2009

Calif. standoff ends with flash grenade, one dead

By Lanz Christian Bantildes Vallejo Times HeraldVALLEJO, Calif. — A five-hour standoff Sunday between... - Full Story
April 20, 2009

Jamaican police capture gunman holding Canadian jet hostage

By Howard Campbell Associated PressRelated Articles: Canadian pilot tells police flight to U.S. was suicide... - Full Story
April 09, 2009

Pittsburgh dispatchers get guide on weapons in wake of shootings

By Jonathan D. Silver and Jerome L. Sherman Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Related Articles: 911 worker didn't... - Full Story
April 09, 2009

FBI joins effort in hostage standoff with pirates

By Elizabeth A. Kennedy and Matt Apuzzo Associated PressNAIROBI, Kenya — FBI hostage negotiators... - Full Story
April 08, 2009

Man charged with buying guns used to shoot Ind. officers

Associated PressRelated Articles: Suspect in Ind. police shooting found dead Audio from Motel 6 ambush... - Full Story
April 08, 2009

N.C. man kills deputy, woman, dies in shootout

By Mike Baker Associated PressRALEIGH, N.C. — A man killed his girlfriend and later started a shootout... - Full Story
April 07, 2009

N.Y. gunman's paranoid letter blames cops

By William Kates Associated PressRelated Articles: Gunmen with bulletproof vests not a "new problem"... - Full Story
April 07, 2009

Gunmen with bulletproof vests a recurring problem

Editor’s note: In the article below from the Associated Press, it’s reported that the gunman... - Full Story
April 07, 2009

911 worker didn't warn Pittsburgh police of guns

Editor’s note: In the article below from the Associated Press, it’s reported that the gunman... - Full Story
April 06, 2009

Pittsburgh prepares to remember slain officers

By Dan Nephin Associated PressRelated Articles: Domestic dispute turned deadly after man ambushed Pa.... - Full Story



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