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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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August 27, 2007

Ky. SWAT fatally shoot gunman after hostage standoff

The Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A gunman who took four bank employees hostage Monday morning was... - Full Story
August 27, 2007

Wash. SWAT arrest machete-wielding man after standoff

The Associated Press VANCOUVER, Wash. - A Vancouver man is in custody after keeping police at bay with... - Full Story
August 20, 2007

Utah SWAT shoot armed man after standoff

By Nathan C. Gonzalez The Salt Lake Tribune SALT LAKE CITY — An apparently suicidal man shot by a Salt... - Full Story
August 16, 2007

Tenn. police peacefully end standoff with gunman

By Don Jacobs Knoxville News-Sentinel WEST KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Police negotiators on Wednesday peacefully... - Full Story
August 13, 2007

Gunman kills 3 in Mo. church before surrendering

By Marcus Kabel Associated Press See Video NEOSHO, Mo. — A gunman opened fire in the sanctuary of a southwest... - Full Story
August 10, 2007

2 La. officers fatally shot during standoff

By Ken Stickney The News Star BASTROP, La. — Two Bastrop police officers and a suspected assailant have... - Full Story
July 30, 2007

After long chase and standoff, Wisc. suspect is shot

John Fauber Milwaukee Journal Sentinel KENOSHA, Wisc. — Sheriff's Department tactical squad officers... - Full Story
July 22, 2007

Ken. officer shot in his cruiser; 8-hr. standoff ensues

The Associated Press IRVINE, Ky. — An eastern Kentucky police officer was shot while on patrol in his... - Full Story
July 21, 2007

Standoffs tax police resources in Mo.

Life-threatening calls get priority; others put on hold. By Ryan Slight Springfield News-Leader SPRINGFIELD,... - Full Story
July 19, 2007

Wash. officer, hostage shot amid 20-hour standoff

By The Associated Press Watch video VANCOUVER, Wash. — Police arrested a weapons suspect early Thursday... - Full Story



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