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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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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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NC deputy, K-9 shot during standoff

One deputy knew suspect, and didn't expect any trouble from him - Full Story

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NY police bring 10-hour standoff to peaceful end

Crisis negotiators and the Special Operations Response Team convinced the suspect to surrender - Full Story

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Man shot in Colo. standoff: "I'm not going to prison"

7-Eleven hostage-taker fatally shot by Denver police last week had called his parents from the convenience store.

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Man shot in Colo. standoff: "I'm not going to prison"

7-Eleven hostage-taker fatally shot by Denver police last week had called his parents from the convenience store - Full Story

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SWAT pursues gunman after 5-year-old, mom shot

SWAT team negotiators are in a residential area of Cleveland where they believe the gunman is - Full Story



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