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Standoff Situations

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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'Citizen soldiers' stand guard at scene of Nev. ranch standoff

Self-described "citizen soldiers" arrived venting a smoldering anger and wielding AR-15 and AK-47 rifles - Full Story

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Ohio jail inmates take CO hostage, released

A corrections officer taken hostage by three inmates at an Ohio county jail has been released unharmed - Full Story

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Angry 'Call of Duty' player pulls 'swatting' prank on competitor

More than 70 emergency responders swarmed a home Tuesday, in what turned out to be a revenge hoax.

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Angry 'Call of Duty' player pulls 'swatting' prank on competitor

More than 70 emergency responders swarmed a home Tuesday, in what turned out to be a revenge hoax - Full Story

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Armed NM man killed in police standoff

Police were involved in the fatal March 25 shooting after a 40-minute standoff in which the armed suspect held a gun to his head.

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Video: Armed NM man killed in police standoff

Video: Armed NM man killed in police standoff

Police were involved in the fatal March 25 shooting after a 40-minute standoff in which the armed suspect held a gun to his head - Full Story

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Dallas pursuit ends in tense standoff at mall

Police believed the suspect was armed and wanted for aggravated assault on a police officer - Full Story

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Trooper stops man from harming self during hailstorm pursuit, standoff

A state trooper talked a motorist into surrendering after the driver led authorities on a pursuit through two counties - Full Story

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LA deputies fatally shoot fleeing hostage mistaken for suspect

John Winkler, 30, an aspiring television producer, died at a hospital - Full Story

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Feds, protesters clash over Nev. ranch rights

Federal authorities were on the defensive during the fourth day of a monthlong offensive to remove an outspoken rancher's cattle from lands administered by the BLM.



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