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Standoff Situations

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 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
November 21, 2008

Suspect shot after gunbattle with Vt. trooper

The Associated PressRUTLAND, Vt. — A man wounded in a gunfight with a Vermont State Police trooper... - Full Story
November 17, 2008

Mo. hostage standoff ends with 2 dead

By Cheryl Wittenauer Associated PressO'FALLON, Mo. — A gunman took his ex-girlfriend hostage Friday... - Full Story
November 11, 2008

Gunman found dead after 34-hour standoff

By Tammy Krikorian and Kristin S. Larseni Reno Gazette JournalRENO — A standoff that began about... - Full Story
November 06, 2008

Man killed in shootout with Detroit police

By Tammy Stables Battaglia Detroit Free PressDETROIT — A 30-year-old Detroit man is dead after... - Full Story



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