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Standoff Situations

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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Ohio police kill gunman who fatally stabbed mother

Gregory Sanders used a pen to stab his mother, who suffered from brain cancer - Full Story

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Audio: 'Swatting' goes suburban, causing risky police standoffs

Audio depicts conversations between dispatch, police, and the 'swatting' victims.

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Video: 'Swatting' goes suburban, causing risky police standoffs

Two Indiana towns dealt with dangerous 'swatting' incidents days apart - Full Story

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Calif. officers cleared in Dorner standoff

In a report released Tuesday, officials said the many sheriff's deputies, police officers and game wardens who were involved in the standoff violated no laws - Full Story

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Widow of Fla. cop killer seeks damages

Christine Lacy, whose husband killed two police officers in her house before authorities destroyed it trying to find him, has sued the city of St. Petersburg.

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Widow of Fla. cop killer seeks damages

Christine Lacy, whose husband killed two police officers in her house before authorities destroyed it trying to find him, has sued the city of St. Petersburg - Full Story

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Hostage standoff in Colo. home

Suspect took the hostage Monday evening and the standoff has stretched into Tuesday morning

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Colo. hostage standoff ends, suspect killed

A 13-year-old boy who was held hostage for nearly 18 hours was rescued unharmed by police who shot his captor - Full Story

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NC deputy shot in standoff was blue-on-blue incident

Sheriff Andy Stokes says he accidentally shot Deputy Chris Fleming after Fleming and his police dog had been shot by a man during a standoff - Full Story



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