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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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Ala. man shoots at police with bow and arrow, prompts standoff

The suspect fired an arrow at police, then retreated into his apartment, prompting a 4-hour standoff - Full Story

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Armed man wearing vest killed by police in Minn. standoff

Neighbors heard the man yelling that he hated police, "F--- America", and that he was going to shoot cops - Full Story

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Man, 2 kids found dead after 24-hour Mo. standoff

Standoff began when police responded Sunday night to a "check person" call at an apartment, where officers encountered an armed man.

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Man, 2 kids found dead after 24-hour Mo. standoff

Man, 2 kids found dead after 24-hour Mo. standoff

Standoff began Sunday when police responded to a "check person" call and encountered an armed man at an apartment - Full Story

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L.A. fugitive shot by police in televised standoff

The suspect and deputies exchanged gunfire for over an hour before the fugitive was shot

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Video: L.A. fugitive shot by police in televised standoff

The suspect and deputies exchanged gunfire for over an hour before the fugitive was shot - Full Story

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Police: Pair held Colo. cops at gunpoint before deadly scuffle

Police: Pair held Colo. cops at gunpoint before deadly scuffle

Husband-and-wife meth users disarmed an officer and a sheriff's deputy then forced them to their knees before the husband was killed in a struggle - Full Story

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Colo. cops held hostage before suspect fatally shot

Neither the deputy nor the wildlife officer was injured in the confrontation Monday - Full Story

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MMA fighter 'Mayhem' Miller arrested after brawl with cops

MMA fighter 'Mayhem' Miller arrested after brawl with cops

Four officers grappled with the suspect while he kicked and spit before they were able to get him into a cruiser - Full Story



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