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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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NJ cops: Gunman in daylong standoff has hostages

Since Friday afternoon the suspect has been holed up in a two-story building with an unknown number of hostages - Full Story

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2 Kan. prison escapees in custody after Mo. standoff

2 Kan. prison escapees in custody after Mo. standoff

Two of three inmates who walked away from a northeast Kansas prison walked out of the home they had holed up in for hours - Full Story

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Photos: Marathon bomber standoff captured by neighbor

A Watertown resident was shocked when he peered out his window to see the two suspected terrorists the country had been searching for - Full Story

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Ga. firefighters taken hostage tried lightening mood with jokes

The firefighters were able to calm the suspect down by joking and changing the subject of conversation when he got agitated - Full Story

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Shooting suspect holed up in Dallas house after police pursuit

A pregnant woman and an officer are reportedly wounded from a shootout - Full Story

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Police: Ga. gunman lured firefighters into home

Police: Ga. gunman lured firefighters into home

Lauren Brown laid in bed, pretending he couldn't move, until the firemen approached him to help and he revealed a gun - Full Story

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Firefighters taken hostage 'relieved' ordeal over

Firefighters taken hostage 'relieved' ordeal over

"They're simply relieved that the situation is over, that their family members are with them and that they're safe" - Full Story

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3 dead in NC standoff

SWAT members surrounded the suspects house for 6 hours after he killed 2 neighbors - Full Story



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