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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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Phoenix police standoff ends when suspect wakes up

Police believe the man was impaired and slept through the standoff.

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Phoenix police standoff ends when suspect wakes up

Police believe the man was impaired and slept through the standoff - Full Story

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Increased use of replica guns worries police

The gun in Stephen Corkery's hand when he allegedly robbed several Spokane businesses and walked into a fatal standoff was fake. The consequences were very real - Full Story

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Girl whose 6 family members were killed recovering

Girl whose 6 family members were killed recovering

Cassidy Stay thanked first responders Saturday while speaking to a crowd at an elementary school in her hometown of Spring - Full Story

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Pharmacist ends drug store hold up by coaxing gun from suspect

The pharmacist coaxed the shotgun away from the man and escaped through the back door - Full Story

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Extreme right-wing groups surge in wake of Nev. ranch battle

Extreme right-wing groups surge in wake of Nev. ranch battle

The victory a rancher claimed in a government standoff with armed militiamen has served to embolden right-wing extremists and conspiracy theorists across the country - Full Story

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Texas suspect who killed 6 had faced other charges

A man charged with killing six members of his ex-wife's family, including four children, was the subject of a restraining order obtained by his own mother less than a week before.

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Texas suspect who killed 6 had faced other charges

A man charged with killing six members of his ex-wife's family, including four children, was the subject of a restraining order obtained by his own mother less than a week before - Full Story

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Mich. trooper shot, man dead in standoff

A trooper was shot and a man was found dead after an 11-hour standoff Wednesday - Full Story

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6 dead, 4 children, in suburban Texas shooting

6 dead, 4 children, in suburban Texas shooting

A gunman charged Thursday in the killing of four children and their parents was dressed as a delivery man when he arrived at the suburban Houston home where the family was shot the death - Full Story



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