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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 21, 2014
Video: Mo. police open fire in fatal standoff with knife-wielding man

Video: Mo. police open fire in fatal standoff with knife-wielding man

Kajieme Powell tried to attack two officers with a steak knife and approached police while shouting, "Shoot me! Kill me now!" - Full Story
August 20, 2014
2 Ill. cops wounded, 8 hostages freed in standoff

2 Ill. cops wounded, 8 hostages freed in standoff

About two dozen heavily armed officers stormed a home Wednesday to free four remaining hostages and capture two suspects - Full Story
August 19, 2014
2 Ill. officers shot; 4 hostages freed

2 Ill. officers shot; 4 hostages freed

Two police officers have been shot and two suspects are holding multiple people — including children — hostage - Full Story
August 17, 2014

3-year-old girl killed in Md. shootout between man, police

Police said the man shot at police and six officers returned fire on two occasions Saturday - Full Story
August 13, 2014

Audio: Texas man 'starting new nation' fires AK-47 at cops, firefighters

60-year-old man who shot at officers and firefighters Monday espoused anti-government views and claimed to be starting his own nation called "Doug-E-Stan" - Full Story
August 11, 2014

Chief: Calif. robbery hostage was killed by police in shootout

Results of a preliminary ballistics report show that police fired the 10 bullets that struck Misty Holt-Singh - her wounds likely came during a final burst of gunfire - Full Story
August 10, 2014

Trending topics: When a standoff gets strange

By PoliceOne Staff Standoff situations can be some of the most volatile and dangerous events a police... - Full Story
August 08, 2014

Video: Calif. standoff ends in shooting of man waving gun

San Diego police Wednesday shot and wounded a gun-waving man who may have wanted to commit "suicide by cop" - Full Story
August 08, 2014

NM animal control dispute sparks SWAT standoff

Incident began when a neighbor reported to the city Animal Services Division that one of the suspect's dogs had been aggressive - Full Story
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



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