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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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14-hour Texas standoff with man accused of wounding 3 ends; boy unharmed

By JEFF CARLTON Associated Press Writer FOREST HILL, Texas- A nearly 14-hour standoff between police... - Full Story

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Colo. school gunman was shot 4 times

By Jon Sarche Associated Press Writer DENVER- The man who took six girls hostage at a Colorado high... - Full Story

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Calif. police rescue hair-salon hostage

The Associated Press MONTEREY PARK, CA- Police have rescued a woman who says she was abducted by her... - Full Story

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Hostage situation reported in suburban Chicago bank

The Associated Press DOLTON, Ill.- An attempted bank robbery turned into a hostage standoff in a Chicago... - Full Story

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Alaska man resists chemicals in 2-day standoff but surrenders to bulldozer

By DAN JOLING Associated Press Writer ANCHORAGE, Alaska- A state trooper partially bulldozed a trailer... - Full Story

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6 armed people holed up at high school in northeastern Arizona

The Associated Press GANADO, Ariz.- Six armed people were holed up Wednesday at a high school in northeastern... - Full Story

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Shooting suspect nabbed after Portland standoff

The Associated Press PORTLAND- A suspect in last month's fatal shooting in Boston of a 19-year-old woman... - Full Story

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Texas officer and hostage shot in standoff

The Associated Press DALLAS- A man took a woman hostage in an airport hotel room early Wednesday and... - Full Story

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Police storm house; arrest N.Y. man after standoff

The Associated Press POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y.- A day-long armed standoff between a 31-year-old Hudson Valley... - Full Story

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Raid follows shots fired in N.Y. standoff

By John Valenti and Jennifer Smith, Staff writers Staff writers Christine Armario and Zachary R. Dowdy... - Full Story



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