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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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Texas cop shot in head, SWAT surrounds gunman's hotel

The officer is expected to survive; SWAT is in contact with the gunman - Full Story

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Ark. SWAT kill 107-year-old man in standoff

SWAT released gas into the room when negotiations failed, prompting the elderly man to fire, and was shot dead.

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Ark. SWAT kill 107-year-old man in standoff

SWAT released gas into the room when negotiations failed, prompting the elderly man to fire, and was shot dead - Full Story

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Vegas police rescue children after 22-hour standoff with mom

Sara Jones suffered a face wound after she was shot by SWAT; an officer was shot in the leg when she returned fire - Full Story

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Suspect killed, officer injured during Fla. shootout

The deputy was not shot, but suffered an arm injury and was treated and released - Full Story

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Police kill La. bank hostage taker; 1 hostage dies

Police kill La. bank hostage taker; 1 hostage dies

A gunman took three bank employees hostage and engaged in an hours-long standoff with police - Full Story

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Lawyer wounded in standoff with W.Va. police

Lawyer wounded in standoff with W.Va. police

The lawyer fired shots at police but no officers were injured, the suspect was taken into custody - Full Story

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Gunman kills 6 hostages, SWAT takes out gunman

Gunman kills 6 hostages, SWAT takes out gunman

Negotiators and a SWAT team tried talking with him from the other side of the door of an apartment unit where he was holding hostages - Full Story

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Suspect killed, Pa. officer wounded in 18-hour standoff

Trooper Brian King was struck in the ballistic face shield by the suspect, who was killed when police returned fire

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Suspect killed, Pa. officer wounded in 18-hour standoff

Trooper Brian King was struck in the ballistic face shield by the suspect, who was killed when police returned fire - Full Story



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