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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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Ohio dad with gun provokes tense standoff

The Cincinnati Enquirer MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — A man who reportedly had threatened his daughter with a gun... - Full Story


Pa. standoff ends with suicide

The Associated Press PENN. STATE — A 19-year-old man shot and killed himself Sunday inside a Penn State... - Full Story


2 held in Ill. deputy shooting, hostage standoff

The Associated Press Related story: Man shoots Ill. deputy in face, takes hostages in bank Watch video... - Full Story


Man shoots Ill. deputy in face, takes hostages in bank

By David Mercer The Associated Press Related Story: 2 held in Ill. deputy shooting, standoff ARCOLA,... - Full Story


Ky. officer wounded during deadly standoff

The Associated Press GLASGOW, Ky. — A gunman fatally shot a man and wounded a police officer during a... - Full Story


Child dies after deadly standoff between man, Dallas police

The Associated Press DALLAS, Tex. — A 3-year-old boy shot during an armed standoff between a man and... - Full Story


Fla. police fatally shoot suspect after hostage standoff

The Associated Press PALATKA, Fla.— Police in Palatka, Florida, say they've shot and killed a man who'd... - Full Story


Standoff ends peacefully for Ohio police

The Enquirer CINCINNATI, Ohio — Cincinnati police said they didn't find a gun on a man arrested Sunday... - Full Story


China: Hostage-taker holds 3-year-old at knifepoint

By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN The Associated Press SHANGHAI, China — Police shot and killed a man who had held... - Full Story

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