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Standoff Situations

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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32-hour Kan. standoff takes toll on police, residents

"You have to be constantly alert, aware of what's going on, they've got to be sharp and on their top game" - Full Story

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Sheriff: Escaped inmate fatally shot in Montana

Sheriff: Escaped inmate fatally shot in Montana

Dean Randolph Jess had escaped and was driving a stolen Jeep when he was pinned in by patrol cars, beginning a standoff - Full Story

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Video released of cop killing man in deadly Walmart standoff

Capt. David Huff, a trained hostage negotiator, fired at point-blank range at a man holding a young girl at knife-point - Full Story

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SWAT unit finds fugitive dead in Tucson standoff

The man described as "armed and dangerous," shot himself in his ex-girlfriend's apartment where he had been holed up - Full Story

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2 more LA officers shot in separate attack, suspect dead

2 more LA officers shot in separate attack, suspect dead

During a probation search, a suspect fired, hitting one officer in the face and grazing another in the leg - Full Story

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K-9 killed, Ind. officer wounded in 10-hour standoff

The officer was shot in the leg and was treated for non-life-threatening injuries - Full Story

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NYPD in hostage standoff with possible homicide suspect

NYPD in hostage standoff with possible homicide suspect

NYPD close a section of a street during what is believed to be a hostage situation involving a suspect in the 2010 killing of a Pace University student. (AP Image)
Dozens of onlookers

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NYPD in hostage standoff with possible homicide suspect

NYPD in hostage standoff with possible homicide suspect

The New York Post reports that a police warrant squad went to arrest the man at his home in Chinatown on Wednesday morning - Full Story

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2 bodies found after NJ standoff; suspect killed

3 more children were rescued after being held captive throughout the 37-hour standoff - Full Story



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