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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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NC police: 3 dead after shooting, police standoff

The suspected shooter shot himself as deputies and SWAT team members surrounded the house where he was hiding - Full Story

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Wash. officer shot, suspect dead in fiery standoff

The officer's wounds are non life-threatening, no other officers were injured - Full Story

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20 years after Waco: The standoff, the negotiations, and ill-fated plan

20 years after Waco: The standoff, the negotiations, and ill-fated plan

During the nearly two-month siege, 668 LE personnel had seen action, including 25 different primary negotiators attempting to convince David Koresh to step down peacefully from Mount Carmel. Koresh could have done so at any moment, but didn’t. - Full Story

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2 Texas cops shot, suspect in custody following standoff

The suicidal teen exchanged gunfire with police, eventually getting shot in the leg - Full Story

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Man kidnaps child, fatally shot by sniper in standoff

Man kidnaps child, fatally shot by sniper in standoff

The man fatally shot a young passenger before taking off with a 3-year-old boy and hiding out in a house - Full Story

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Man kills self in Pa. sports store bathroom ending standoff

The man barricaded himself for 4 hours before shooting himself; police say it was his second standoff situation - Full Story

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Cops kill suspect in deadly NY shooting rampage

Cops kill suspect in deadly NY shooting rampage

The suspect was holed up in a small room in an abandoned bar when he died in a shootout with police SWAT teams - Full Story

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2 dead in Los Angeles police standoff

A gunman killed a man, fired at police, and holed himself up in a home before killing himself - Full Story

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Suicidal corrections officer killed in standoff with Texas police

The man beat his ex-girlfriend, staged a car accident to explain her wounds, then barraged himself in his home for hours - Full Story



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with Charles Remsberg
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with NYTOA – The New York Tactical Officers Association