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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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Gunman in custody after barricading self in Ga. hospital

SWAT unit negotiated with the man until he eventually surrendered, no one was hurt.

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Gunman in custody after barricading self in Ga. hospital

SWAT unit negotiated with the man until he eventually surrendered, no one was hurt - Full Story

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Conn. gunman kills 3, lets baby go then kills self

Police arrived to find the man fleeing with the baby and stopped him, they later found 3 women dead in an apartment - Full Story

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Standoff ensues after Ohio student flashes pellet gun at cop

The teen was taken into custody after telling the resource officer he had a gun and revealed the weapon - Full Story

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9 hour Calif. standoff ends with suspect arrested, hostages freed

9 hour Calif. standoff ends with suspect arrested, hostages freed

The gunman fired at police and struck a cop in his ballistic vest, had girlfriend and daughter held hostage - Full Story

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2 Calif. officers shot, suspect holed up with hostage

A gunman shot two Inglewood police officers Wednesday afternoon is holed up in a home with at least one hostage.

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2 Calif. officers shot, suspect holed up with hostage

The condition of the officers is unknown, SWAT is on scene - Full Story

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Ohio SWAT officer shot, gunman killed after standoff

Danny Thornton is suspected of shooting a 9-year-old boy at point blank range in the face, as well as woman before he was killed by police.

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Ohio SWAT officer shot, gunman killed after standoff

Danny Thornton is suspected of shooting a 9-year-old boy at point blank range in the face - Full Story

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Va. sheriff's office sued over burning home

Margaret Spradlin can continue with her $1.5 million lawsuit against both the county and all the individual officers at the scene when her mobile home burned on - Full Story



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