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.
A SWAT team stands ready during a standoff in Manchester, N.H. The armed man who was holed up in his apartment with a child during a dayslong standoff with police, has been killed. Hostage, cops are unharmed