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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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Wis. gunman plotted to 'kill as many officers as he could'

Associated PressMARINETTE, Wis. — Scott J. Johnson hid in the woods knowing police were coming... - Full Story


Pa. rape suspect shot at police before arrest

The Associated Press ALLENTOWN, Pa. — Police say a man took a 14-year-old girl from her home at... - Full Story


Calif. police storm apartment after standoff

San Jose police find suspect with air gun under bedBy Mark Gomez The San Jose Mercury NewsSAN JOSE, Calif.... - Full Story


Fla. sheriff's deputy killed during standoff

Officer Down: Deputy Sheriff Anthony Forgione By Robbyn Brooks Daily News FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. —... - Full Story


Mo. firefighter dead, 2 police officers shot in ambush

By Cheryl Wittenauer The Associated PressMAPLEWOOD, Mo. — Firefighters became victims of what appeared... - Full Story


7-hour Utah standoff ends peacefully

By Erin Alberty The Salt Lake TribuneWEST VALLEY CITY, Utah — A seven-hour police standoff in a... - Full Story


Ga. shootout kills suspect, wounds 2 cops

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


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


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


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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