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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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Police: Appropriate action was taken in Dallas standoff

Even as they said criminal charges weren't likely, police officials and others Wednesday defended the department's actions during a three-hour standoff Tuesday.

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Police: Appropriate action was taken in Dallas standoff

Even as they said criminal charges weren't likely, police officials and others defended the department's actions during a three-hour standoff - Full Story

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Video: Wash. police fatally shoot armed robbery suspect

Video: Wash. police fatally shoot armed robbery suspect

Suspect was shot multiple times after refusing to drop his weapon during a standoff. (LiveLeak Image) Watch

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Wash. police fatally shoot armed robbery suspect

The man was a suspect in at least one of a series of armed robberies in Spokane taking place since the beginning of March.

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Video: Wash. police fatally shoot armed robbery suspect

The man was a suspect in at least one of a series of armed robberies in Spokane taking place since the beginning of March - Full Story

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Five-hour Ind. standoff ends in suicide

Raymond Korb, 28, entered his estranged wife's home before using his father's rifle to take his own life - Full Story

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LAPD officials address 'chaotic' attack on police in Hollywood Hills

LAPD Asst. Chief Michel Moore described Monday's Hollywood Hills shooting, in which one officer was injured, as a sudden and unprovoked attack - Full Story

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LAPD officer injured, gunman dead in SWAT standoff

A man suspected of shooting at officers and injuring one was found dead after a four-hour standoff in a Hollywood Hills home.

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LAPD officer injured, gunman dead in SWAT standoff

A man suspected of shooting at officers and injuring one was found dead after a four-hour standoff in a Hollywood Hills home - Full Story

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Wild police videos: Robot cop saves day

When a disturbed man takes a bank manager hostage and is armed with a shotgun and several pipe bombs, it's up to a robotic cop and a SWAT team to bring him to justice.



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