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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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July 21, 2008

Mo. firefighter dead, 2 police officers shot in ambush

By Cheryl Wittenauer The Associated PressMAPLEWOOD, Mo. — Firefighters became victims of what appeared... - Full Story
July 16, 2008

7-hour Utah standoff ends peacefully

By Erin Alberty The Salt Lake TribuneWEST VALLEY CITY, Utah — A seven-hour police standoff in a... - Full Story
July 15, 2008

Ga. shootout kills suspect, wounds 2 cops

The Associated PressATLANTA — Atlanta police say a burglary suspect is dead and two police officers... - Full Story
July 15, 2008

Inside the Coventry hostage crisis

In April, an apparently suicideal man took his 2-year-old son hostage after shooting the boy's mother.... - Full Story
July 12, 2008

Fla. hostage ends up 5-hour hoax

Woman faces charge of lying to policeBy Macollvie Jean-François and Joel Marino The Sun-Sentinel... - Full Story
July 09, 2008

Suspect killed in Dallas police shooting

By Steve Thompson The Dallas Morning NewsDALLAS — One person was dead, another was in custody and... - Full Story
July 03, 2008

Texas cops kill man after 2-hour standoff

By Mike Glenn The Houston ChronicleHOUSTON — League City police don't know what prompted an armed... - Full Story
July 02, 2008

Utah police kill man who took clerk hostage

By Amy Macavinta and Aaron Falk Deseret Morning NewsWEST VALLEY CITY, Utah — Officers shot and... - Full Story
July 01, 2008

Kansas City man kills himself after standoff

By Mike Rice The Kansas City StarKANSAS CITY, Mo. — late night standoff at a house in the 3800... - Full Story
June 30, 2008

Ariz. cop saved by vest, suspect arrested

The East Valley TribunePHOENIX, Ariz. — After shooting a Phoenix police officer in the chest and... - Full Story



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