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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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Austin officer shot in gunfight; suspect captured

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

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Wash. standoff ends with surrender

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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Man fatally shot after shooting 5 at La. law firm

By Doug Simpson Associated Press ALEXANDRIA, La. — A man shot five people in a downtown law office Thursday... - Full Story

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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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