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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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Chicago police end 9-hour standoff with flash-bang

Joseph Andrew Felton Jr., 43, — wanted for the murder of his wife in Georgia earlier this month — was bleeding from cuts to his wrists, apparently self-inflicted by a knife - Full Story

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Suspect killed in shootout with Calif. police

Police responding to a call were met with the armed suspect, who refused to drop his weapon, prompting an exchange of gunfire - Full Story

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Memorial marks 10 years since Tenn. cop killed by teen

Loudon County Sheriff's Deputy Jason Scott was shot to death by 16-year-old Michael Harvey while responding to a domestic violence call, prompting a 30-hour standoff - Full Story

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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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