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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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N.J. standoff ends when police deliver pizza

BY NYIER ABDOU AND JOE RYAN Newark Star-Ledger FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, N.J. — A standoff with a gunman holding... - Full Story


N.M. police evacuate stores after bomb threat, standoff

By Raam Wong The Albuquerque Journal ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Kmart store on St. Michael's Drive and other... - Full Story


Former Texas officer killed in standoff with former colleagues

The Associated Press Related: Australia: 'Troubled' officer sparks police station siege WICHITA FALLS,... - Full Story


Ga. police storm bomb maker's apartment after standoff

By Sara Pauff The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer MUSCOGEE COUNTY, Ga. — After a four-hour standoff, Muscogee... - Full Story


Fla. officers shoot man after standoff

By Chrystian Tejedor The Sun-Sentinel BOYNTON BEACH — A man who police said tried to grab a woman in... - Full Story


Ohio officer find body after standoff

By James Cummings The Dayton Daily News DAYTON — A standoff Thursday ended with police entering a home... - Full Story


Chicago police hunt for gunman after bank standoff

The Chicago Tribune CHICAGO — A group of bank employees and customers taken hostage at a Far North Side... - Full Story


Ky. SWAT fatally shoot gunman after hostage standoff

The Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A gunman who took four bank employees hostage Monday morning was... - Full Story


Wash. SWAT arrest machete-wielding man after standoff

The Associated Press VANCOUVER, Wash. - A Vancouver man is in custody after keeping police at bay with... - Full Story


Utah SWAT shoot armed man after standoff

By Nathan C. Gonzalez The Salt Lake Tribune SALT LAKE CITY — An apparently suicidal man shot by a Salt... - Full Story

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