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Standoff Situations

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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Chicago gunman believed attorney tried to steal invention for truck toilet, family says

The Associated PressCHICAGO- The gunman who went on a deadly shooting spree at a downtown law office... - Full Story

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SWAT sniper fatally shoots Chicago gunman holding hostage

Editor's Note: Friday's hostage situation in Chicago was ended when a containment officer took advantage... - Full Story

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Nine-hour standoff in Tex. ends in arrest

By Lisa Marie Gómez San Antonio Express-News San Antonio, TX- What started with a call of shots... - Full Story

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2 standoffs in 48 hours

2 standoffs in 48 hours

A Miami SWAT officer removes a body bunker from the Miami Herald office after a gunman stormed the building. The man surrendered Friday after 2 hours. A second stand-off also ended Friday after a gunman in Chicago held police at bay for 23 hours before killing himself and a hostage. (AP Photo/J. Pat Carter)

Gunman kills self, hostage after 23-hour Chicago standoff

CHICAGO- A gunman and a female hostage were killed during a 23-hour standoff on Chicago's South Side, police said early Friday.

The gunman apparently shot the hostage and then himself, police said - Full Story

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Police say gunman in deadly hostage standoff in Chicago was unpredictable

By SOPHIA TAREEN, Associated Press Writer CHICAGO- The gunman was calm one moment and frantic the next.... - Full Story

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Man storms Miami Herald building with "gun"; surrenders after 2-hour standoff

Related Story: Gunman, hostage die in 23-hour Chicago standoff The Associated Press MIAMI- A cartoonist... - Full Story

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Police surround Miami Herald building after reports of gunman inside

By JENNIFER KAY, Associated Press Writer MIAMI- Employees at The Miami Herald were told to evacuate Friday... - Full Story

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Gunman, hostage die in 23-hour Chicago standoff

Related: Police say gunman in deadly hostage standoff in Chicago was unpredictable See also: Man storms... - Full Story

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Chicago police in 20+ hour standoff with hostage-taker

The Associated Press CHICAGO — A standoff between Chicago police and a gunman holding two women hostage... - Full Story



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