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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 04, 2014
Video: Shotgun-wielding 90-year-old surrenders after SWAT standoff

Video: Shotgun-wielding 90-year-old surrenders after SWAT standoff

Police responded to the scene Thursday after the woman, armed with a 12-gauge shotgun, threatened nearby construction workers - Full Story
August 04, 2014

Calls for oversight renewed after fatality in Calif. hostage standoff

Mistaken killing of a man has sparked new debate over how much authority the department's independent inspector general should have in investigations - Full Story
August 04, 2014
Nev. rancher claims standoff with feds a 'spiritual battle'

Nev. rancher claims standoff with feds a 'spiritual battle'

Cliven Bundy, a Mormon, told an Independent American Party gathering in St. George, Utah, on Saturday that God provided him personal inspiration in the showdown - Full Story
August 03, 2014

Bystander killed in Calif. standoff

A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy accidentally shot and killed a man during a gunfight with a wanted parolee - Full Story
August 01, 2014
Ind. SWAT cop connects with kids after nearby standoff

Ind. SWAT cop connects with kids after nearby standoff

After what children saw as a very scary situation, an IMPD SWAT officer took the time to make sure they knew the police were there to protect them - Full Story
August 01, 2014

Deputy hit in NC shootout recovering

Deputy Joshua LaFave suffered a gunshot wound to his chest, back and shoulder from Andrew Michaelis - Full Story
July 29, 2014
Officials: Vest saved cop in NYC shootout

Officials: Vest saved cop in NYC shootout

Det. Mario Muniz, 45, was hit in the upper-right chest area by one of Mozdir's bullets, but it was stopped by his bullet proof vest - Full Story
July 28, 2014

Suspect dead, 2 marshals, cop wounded in NYC shootout

The suspected sex offender was recently profiled on CNN's "The Hunt" with John Walsh - Full Story
July 23, 2014
Video: Parole agent shoots gunman 3 times in hospital standoff

Video: Parole agent shoots gunman 3 times in hospital standoff

Agent Clint Lund fired three shots at the man in a hospital lobby after he refused to drop his weapons - Full Story
July 23, 2014
2 Texas officers shot during standoff, suspect dead

2 Texas officers shot during standoff, suspect dead

29-year-old capital murder suspect had been spraying bullets toward officers who were outside the house in the town of La Joya - Full Story



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