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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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Shots fired at Calif. high school; student gunman captured

The Associated Press OROVILLE, Calif. — A student gunman who fired shots in a northern California high... - Full Story

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Fla. officer dies of gunshot wounds, 3 officers injured

"It is a very sad day for Dade County," said Mayor Carlos Alvarez. By Andres Viglucci and David Ovalle... - Full Story

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Minn. police end hostage situation peacefully

By Nancy Yang and Frederick Melo, The Pioneer Press, St. Paul EAGAN, Minn. — A 30-year-old man was arrested... - Full Story

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Gunman suspected in Fla. police killing shot dead

Gunman suspected in Fla. police killing shot dead

CUTLER BAY, Fla. — A massive 12-hour manhunt across South Florida for a gunman who killed one police officer and injured three others ended with the suspect shot dead during a gunbattle 30 miles away. - Full Story

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Fla. police identified wrong man as suspect

BY LUISA YANEZ AND SCOTT HIAASEN The Miami Herald MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. — Miami-Dade police spent more... - Full Story

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N.M. police rescue baby during standoff

By Jim Snyder The Albuquerque Journal ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Albuquerque police charged into a West Side... - Full Story

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New Orleans SWAT arrests man after standoff

The New Orleans Times-Picayune NEW ORLEANS — A 36-year-old New Orleans man suspected of shoplifting punched... - Full Story

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Fla. SWAT ends standoff

The Orlando Sentinel ORANGE COUNTY — A standoff in Pine Hills ended early Sunday morning when the Orange... - Full Story



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