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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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Sniper kills Austin man who opened fire on police helicopter

Sniper kills Austin man who opened fire on police helicopter

27-year-old Sawyer Flache opened fire on the helicopter as it arrived – resulting in a 30 minute standoff - Full Story

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Off-duty Border Patrol agent takes hostages, shoots man in standoff

Off-duty Border Patrol agent takes hostages, shoots man in standoff

Agent, who was previously arrested for a domestic violence incident, is accused of shooting a man in the head and attempting to shoot his wife Tuesday - Full Story

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Armed suspect fatally shot after killing K-9 in Calif. standoff

Armed suspect fatally shot after killing K-9 in Calif. standoff

K-9 Sultan was sent into a crawl space, a gunshot was heard, and the dog emerged with a neck wound - Full Story

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Controversy rises over police radars that 'see through walls'

These radar detectors use radio waves to determine if someone is inside a home and whether they are moving - Full Story

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Report: Ex-cop fired over 100 rounds at police in SD standoff

Report: Ex-cop fired over 100 rounds at police in SD standoff

City mayor called standoff with man who planned to kill cops among 'most intense' in U.S. - Full Story

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2 NM officers charged with murder in deadly standoff

Officers fatally shot James Boyd, who was holding two knives, during an hourslong standoff in March - Full Story

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Police: Man in Texas hospital standoff had gun, faces charge

George Pickering has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Earlier reports from authorities said Pickering did not have a gun - Full Story

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Man at Texas hospital surrenders after standoff

Man at Texas hospital surrenders after standoff

Father of a patient at a hospital who became distraught over his son's condition surrendered without incident after about a four-hour standoff - Full Story

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Raw: French police swarm near hostage situation

France has been high alert since the country's worst terror attack in decades — the massacre Wednesday in Paris at the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo that left 12 people dead.

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French police kill gunmen, end terror rampage

French police kill gunmen, end terror rampage

Terrorists linked to each other seized hostages at two locations around Paris on Friday, facing off against police - Full Story



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