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.
An L.A. tour bus found itself stuck in the middle of a police standoff - and despite the armed officers and cruisers blocking Sunset Blvd, many tourists couldn't believe that the standoff was real. It is Hollywood, after all.
Unusual for the State Police, which participates in a review team for Albuquerque police shootings, to bypass an Albuquerque police investigation and turn over evidence directly to the federal agency - Full Story