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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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Ex-firefighter in custody after taking hostages inside firehouse

The unidentified former firefighter took three to five individuals hostage; there were no immediate reports of any injuries.

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Ex-firefighter in custody after taking hostages inside firehouse

Ex-firefighter in custody after taking hostages inside firehouse

A just-terminated volunteer firefighter returned to his firehouse with a 9mm handgun Tuesday and held four firefighters hostage - Full Story

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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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