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.
Police stand over the body of Aleksandrin Bazhilov, 30, at an Exxon station after he was shot dead by police as he held a woman clerk hostage with what appeared to be a gun to her head during a standoff on Loudoun County Parkway in Ashburn, Va. Monday. The hostage received minor injuries. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) - Full Story
Las Vegas police look up as they walk outside Harrah's hotel-casino in Las Vegas Tuesday after police arrested a suspected gunman who authorities say killed a man and shot at police and paramedics during a six hour standoff. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) - Full Story