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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 11, 2008

Md. man who threatened officers killed

Suspect was holed up in house and pointed rifle at police through windowBy Richard Irwin The Baltimore... - Full Story
September 09, 2008

Ariz. bank robber takes hostages, kills self

By Arthur H. Rotstein The Associated PressTUCSON, Ariz. — A gunman took several hostages during... - Full Story
September 09, 2008

Texas officers shot in standoff, gunman kills self

The Associated PressSAN ANTONIO — A man police said shot two officers who were trying to serve... - Full Story
September 05, 2008

Suspect in Ill. bank standoff is dead

By Sophia Tareen The Associated PressWHEATON, Ill. — A gunman who took a dozen hostages in a suburban... - Full Story
August 25, 2008

Maine man killed by police following standoff

The Associated PressSOUTH PORTLAND, Maine — A 29-year-old man was fatally shot by South Portland... - Full Story
August 24, 2008

Man, pregnant girlfriend charged in Md. standoff

Related article: Md. motel standoff continues, man refuses foodBy Chrissie Thompson Associated Press... - Full Story
August 22, 2008

Md. motel standoff continues, man refuses food

Related article: Suspect holds police at bay in Md. motel The Associated PressHANCOCK, Md. — A... - Full Story
August 19, 2008

L.A. man stabs SWAT officer during standoff

The man, who had barricaded himself inside an office at the store on Monday, is in stable condition at... - Full Story
August 14, 2008

Police: Two killed in deadly Iowa standoff

By Tom Alex and Jeff Eckhoff The Des Moines RegisterDES MOINES, Iowa — A Des Moines man has been... - Full Story
August 12, 2008

Police wound man, end 11-hour standoff

By Molly Hennessy-Fiske The Los Angeles TimesPASADENA, Calif. — An 11-hour standoff between police... - Full Story



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