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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 07, 2007

Hostage standoff: SLC police kill armed suspect

The Salt Lake Tribune SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — Salt Lake City police this afternoon shot and killed a desperate... - Full Story
July 05, 2007

Tex. man takes hostage after police chase

By KEVIN MORAN Houston Chronicle HOUSTON, Tex. — A Houston motel guest was taken hostage this morning... - Full Story
July 01, 2007

Standoff with Wash. police ends peacefully after high-speed chase

By Casey McNerthney The Seattle Post-Intelligencer SEATTLE, Wash. — A 13-hour police standoff in Kent... - Full Story
June 29, 2007

Va. man with gun surrenders after hours-long standoff

By Matthew Roy The Virginian-Pilot NORFOLK, Va. — A man wielding a gun prompted a standoff with police... - Full Story
June 28, 2007

Retrospective: The 1981 take-over of the Atlanta FBI office

By C. Frank McClure Director of Crisis Management Resources, ETGI It was during the time of the murdered... - Full Story
June 28, 2007

Ohio dad with gun provokes tense standoff

The Cincinnati Enquirer MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — A man who reportedly had threatened his daughter with a gun... - Full Story
June 26, 2007

Pa. standoff ends with suicide

The Associated Press PENN. STATE — A 19-year-old man shot and killed himself Sunday inside a Penn State... - Full Story
June 22, 2007

2 held in Ill. deputy shooting, hostage standoff

The Associated Press Related story: Man shoots Ill. deputy in face, takes hostages in bank Watch video... - Full Story
June 21, 2007

Man shoots Ill. deputy in face, takes hostages in bank

By David Mercer The Associated Press Related Story: 2 held in Ill. deputy shooting, standoff ARCOLA,... - Full Story
June 21, 2007

Ky. officer wounded during deadly standoff

The Associated Press GLASGOW, Ky. — A gunman fatally shot a man and wounded a police officer during a... - Full Story



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