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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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SWAT sniper fatally shoots Chicago gunman holding hostage

SWAT sniper fatally shoots Chicago gunman holding hostage

An armed Chicago officer heads toward a downtown building where a gunman, Joe Jackson, had shot 4 people and taken hostages. The 45-minute attack ended with a SWAT sniper fatally shooting Jackson. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

When Chicago's SWAT team arrived at 500 W. Madison last Friday, Joe Jackson had already shot four people and was holding another hostage.

The team had just been on the West Side assisting with a high-risk search warrant when it was called downtown, said Special Operations Section Cmdr. Wayne Gulliford, who was at the scene as the drama unfolded.

Containment officers on 22-person SWAT response teams were sent in first - their goal to secure the perimeter - Full Story

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Calif. police fatally shoot man after 32 1/2 hour stand-off

By Jessie Faulkner The Times-Standard EUREKA- Big Bar resident Jonni Kiyoshi Honda, 51, died in a police... - Full Story

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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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