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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 17, 2008

Dallas bank guard kills masked gunman in shootout

Dallas SWAT officer walks near a bank that was robbed in south Dallas, Tuesday. (AP Photo)By Scott Goldstein... - Full Story
December 17, 2008

Utah standoff suspect's determination surprised police

Related articles: Utah firefighter said "come get me" before standoff Utah police to review... - Full Story
December 15, 2008

Riot, hostage situation ends at Texas prison

The riot started when the body of an inmate who died of natural causes was removed from the prison.The... - Full Story
December 10, 2008

The Terrorist Planning Cycle: Indicators and Clues for Law Enforcement

Ed Note: Two weeks ago, less than a dozen militants held at bay some 800 well-trained police for 60 hours,... - Full Story
December 03, 2008

Man killed, officer hurt in police standoff

The Associated PressGERBER, Calif. — A man suspected of shooting a California Highway Patrol officer... - Full Story
December 03, 2008

Pa. suspect kills himself after nine hour standoff

By Kathleen Brady Shea The Philadelphia InquirerPHILADELPHIA — After allegedly killing a man in... - Full Story
December 01, 2008

Armored truck guard dies in Miami mall shooting

Miami-Dade police officers stand in front of a store at Dadeland Mall in Miami, Monday, Dec. 1, 2008.... - Full Story
November 28, 2008

Full-size cardboard figure causes NJ bank standoff

Associated PressMONTGOMERY TOWNSHIP, N.J. — A standoff at a New Jersey bank is over after police... - Full Story
November 26, 2008

Two dead after police standoff in Calif.

The Associated Press SAN MATEO, Calif. — A mother and an armed suspect died after a shootout involving... - Full Story
November 24, 2008

Utah cop leaves rifle behind after standoff

By Aaron Falk Deseret News WHITE CITY, Utah — A veteran Salt Lake County SWAT team member could... - Full Story



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