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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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Dallas lawyer killed after opening fire at police

Michael Edward Schmidt, a lawyer at a prominent law firm, reported a burglary, then opened fire on responding officers.

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Dallas lawyer killed after opening fire on police

Michael Edward Schmidt, a lawyer at a prominent law firm, reported a burglary, then opened fire on responding officers - Full Story

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Fla. deputy praised for restraint during confrontation

A Pinellas sheriff's deputy avoided shooting an armed and suicidal 76-year-old man during a standoff Christmas Eve - Full Story

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2 Texas officers wounded, suspect killed after manhunt

Two Grand Prarie police officers were wounded and a suspect was killed ending an hours-long manhunt on Christmas Day.

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2 Texas officers wounded, suspect killed after manhunt

A 16-year-old suspect fired on police after a traffic stop - Full Story

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Violent Okla. standoff ends in suspect's suicide

When police arrived, they found a man beating his wife in their front yard with a high-powered rifle.

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Violent Okla. standoff ends in suspect's suicide

When police arrived, they found a man beating his wife in their front yard with a high-powered rifle - Full Story

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Military vet surrenders after standoff, shootout with Ky. police

The suspect was shot in the arm by police before he surrendered - Full Story

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Mass. police, SWAT end 9-hour standoff with robber

A standoff between a suspected bank robber and police and a SWAT team on Furnace Brook Parkway in Quincy ended peacefully after more than nine hours Thursday evening, authorities said.

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Mass. police, SWAT end 9-hour standoff with robber

Brian Kalil, who was wanted for allegedly robbing a TD Bank branch, stayed in his home as police tried making contact - Full Story



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