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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 11, 2014

Texas suspect who killed 6 had faced other charges

A man charged with killing six members of his ex-wife's family, including four children, was the subject of a restraining order obtained by his own mother less than a week before - Full Story
July 10, 2014

Mich. trooper shot, man dead in standoff

A trooper was shot and a man was found dead after an 11-hour standoff Wednesday - Full Story
July 10, 2014
6 dead, 4 children, in suburban Texas shooting

6 dead, 4 children, in suburban Texas shooting

A gunman charged Thursday in the killing of four children and their parents was dressed as a delivery man when he arrived at the suburban Houston home where the family was shot the death - Full Story
July 07, 2014
Sheriff, feds: Nev. rancher must be held accountable in police standoff

Sheriff, feds: Nev. rancher must be held accountable in police standoff

Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie said Cliven Bundy crossed the line when he allowed states' rights supporters onto his property to aim guns at police - Full Story
July 05, 2014

2-hour Pa. police standoff ends with one arrested

An officer with the Koppel Police Department was able to call the suspect and eventually talked him into surrendering - Full Story
July 03, 2014

SD man charged in taking 2-year-old hostage

Raymond Cuny, 32, was charged Wednesday with first-degree kidnapping and two counts of second-degree burglary - Full Story
June 28, 2014

NM police sued over fatal camper shooting

Lawsuit filed Friday says the more than 40 officers dispatched to handle James Boyd had "no meaningful control" of the standoff - Full Story
June 27, 2014
Video: Cops TASER knife-wielding man seeking ‘suicide by cop’

Video: Cops TASER knife-wielding man seeking ‘suicide by cop’

Surveillance video captured a tense standoff between a knife-wielding man and officers in a jail - Full Story
June 17, 2014

Video: Mich. cops have tense standoff with open carry advocate

Police have released 911 calls and footage of a tense May 4 standoff between an open-carry advocate and officers - Full Story



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