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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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Gunman killed by police near NC campus

The gunman exchanged gunfire with police then fled to the college campus where he was tracked down and refused to surrender - Full Story

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NC cop fatally shoots man, ending hour standoff

Derek Deandre Walker was upset over a custody battle for his son, and claimed he was 'ready to die' - Full Story

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NC cop fatally shoots man ending hour standoff

A man was killed Tuesday by police after reportedly waving a gun at officers and repeatedly saying “shoot me.”

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Austrian gunman who killed 4 fatally shoots self

The charred body believed to be that of the gunman who killed three policemen and a paramedic shows he apparently killed himself with a shot to the head - Full Story

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Austrian gunman kills 3 cops, still at large

Austrian gunman kills 3 cops, still at large

3 police officers and an emergency rescue driver were found dead, a fourth officer was wounded - Full Story

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Calif. cop shot with pellet gun spared gunman's life

Calif. cop shot with pellet gun spared gunman's life

The officer was praised for not returning fire when it would have been justified to shoot back - Full Story

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Iowa cop shot, killed, suspect charged

Officer Jamie Buenting, 37, was hit by a single gunshot Friday morning from a suspect holed up inside a home - Full Story

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Ark. State Police won't probe 107-year-old's death

A State Police spokesman said the department has declined a request to probe the incident in which the man fired and officers returned fire, killing him - Full Story

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Texas cop shot in head ID'd, 9 hour standoff ends

Aaron Terrazas, 34, is recovering in intensive care; Melvin McKinney surrendered and exited the motel unharmed - Full Story

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

San Antonio Police Chief William McManus said in a statement that an officer responding to a call in a Super 8 hotel room was shot in the head during the exchange but is expected to survive.



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