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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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Man surrenders in N.J. casino standoff

By The Associated Press ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — A masked man who claimed to be armed held police at bay... - Full Story


King Co. Armed Suspect 10hr Stand Off Airborne FLIR

A standoff captured on FLIR's thermal imaging system.


N.C. standoff ends with suspect's suicide

The News & Observer JOHNSTON COUNTY, N.C. — A nearly three-hour standoff between Johnston County... - Full Story


Denver officer arrested after standoff

The Rocky Mountain News COLORADO SPRINGS — A Denver police officer is facing charges after a standoff... - Full Story


Austin officer shot in gunfight; suspect captured

By Joshunda Sander and Tony Plohetski The Austin American Statesman AUSTIN, Texas — An Austin police... - Full Story


Wash. standoff ends with surrender

The Associated Press MARYSVILLE, Wash. — A bank robbery suspect has surrendered to... - Full Story


Tex. cops in standoff with accused man

Related: Time vs. opportunity in hostage rescue By The Associated Press FORT WORTH, Tex. — Police were... - Full Story


Breaking: 3 bodies found in Texas; standoff under way

The Dallas Morning News ARLINGTON, Texas — A man believed to have fatally shot his wife and her two children... - Full Story


Standoff in Maine ends peacefully

By Tom Groening The Bangor Daily News JACKSON, Me. - A standoff Tuesday night involving a man who wanted... - Full Story


Philadelphia hospital standoff ends peacefully

By Jeff Shields The Philadelphia Inquirer PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — A armed man who caused a lockdown at St.... - Full Story

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