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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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Ga. shootout kills suspect, wounds 2 cops

The Associated PressATLANTA — Atlanta police say a burglary suspect is dead and two police officers... - Full Story

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Inside the Coventry hostage crisis

In April, an apparently suicideal man took his 2-year-old son hostage after shooting the boy's mother.... - Full Story

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Fla. hostage ends up 5-hour hoax

Woman faces charge of lying to policeBy Macollvie Jean-François and Joel Marino The Sun-Sentinel... - Full Story

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Suspect killed in Dallas police shooting

By Steve Thompson The Dallas Morning NewsDALLAS — One person was dead, another was in custody and... - Full Story

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Responding to hostage incidents John Stanley - Behind the Bars

Responding to hostage incidents

By Sgt. John J. Stanley LA County Sheriff's Dept. The word Attica still reverberates with meaning in the world of c... - Full Story

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Texas cops kill man after 2-hour standoff

By Mike Glenn The Houston ChronicleHOUSTON — League City police don't know what prompted an armed... - Full Story

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Utah police kill man who took clerk hostage

By Amy Macavinta and Aaron Falk Deseret Morning NewsWEST VALLEY CITY, Utah — Officers shot and... - Full Story

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Kansas City man kills himself after standoff

By Mike Rice The Kansas City StarKANSAS CITY, Mo. — late night standoff at a house in the 3800... - Full Story

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Ariz. cop saved by vest, suspect arrested

The East Valley TribunePHOENIX, Ariz. — After shooting a Phoenix police officer in the chest and... - Full Story

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Standoff ends with one arrest, no injuries

By Sean Garmire The Eureka Times-StandardHUMBOLDT COUNTY, Calif. — A standoff between police and... - Full Story



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