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.
HOUSTON, Tex. — A NASA contract worker took a handgun inside an office building at the Johnson Space Center and fatally shot a hostage before killing himself, police said. A second hostage escaped with minor injuries.
The gunman was able to take a revolver past NASA security Friday and barricade himself in the building, which houses communications and tracking systems for the space shuttle, authorities said.
NASA and police identified him as 60-year-old William Phillips. He had apparently had a dispute with the slain hostage, police said - Full Story
TAMPA, Fla. — A gunman barricaded himself in an indoor Florida shooting range, taking hostages during a 10-hour siege that ended when he shot himself to death early Friday, authorities said. None of the hostages was hurt.
Jeffrey Lane Dudney, 43, of Tampa, was facing attempted murder charges when he went to the shooting range Thursday afternoon intending to steal a firearm and flee the area - Full Story