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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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Video: Pug picks a fight with police during standoff

As police were working to negotiate with an armed robbery suspect barricaded in his Phoenix home, a little dog wandering the street tried to pick a fight - Full Story

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Pug picks fight with cops during standoff

As police responded to a suspect barricaded inside a Phoenix home, a neighbor's pug got loose and paid the department's SWAT team a visit.

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Details released of Phoenix officer's fatal shooting

Officers had no time to put on ballistic vests when the operation suddenly switched from a surveillance operation to an attempted takedown.

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Details released of Phoenix officer’s fatal shooting

Officers had no time to put on ballistic vests when the operation suddenly switched from a surveillance operation to an attempted takedown - Full Story

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Ohio police kill gunman who fatally stabbed mother

Gregory Sanders used a pen to stab his mother, who suffered from brain cancer - Full Story

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Audio: 'Swatting' goes suburban, causing risky police standoffs

Audio depicts conversations between dispatch, police, and the 'swatting' victims.

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Video: 'Swatting' goes suburban, causing risky police standoffs

Two Indiana towns dealt with dangerous 'swatting' incidents days apart - Full Story

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Calif. officers cleared in Dorner standoff

In a report released Tuesday, officials said the many sheriff's deputies, police officers and game wardens who were involved in the standoff violated no laws - Full Story

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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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