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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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Sheriff, feds: Nev. rancher must be held accountable in police standoff

Sheriff, feds: Nev. rancher must be held accountable in police standoff

Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie said Cliven Bundy crossed the line when he allowed states' rights supporters onto his property to aim guns at police - Full Story

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2-hour Pa. police standoff ends with one arrested

An officer with the Koppel Police Department was able to call the suspect and eventually talked him into surrendering - Full Story

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SD man charged in taking 2-year-old hostage

Raymond Cuny, 32, was charged Wednesday with first-degree kidnapping and two counts of second-degree burglary - Full Story

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NM police sued over fatal camper shooting

Lawsuit filed Friday says the more than 40 officers dispatched to handle James Boyd had "no meaningful control" of the standoff - Full Story

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Cops TASER knife-wielding man seeking ‘suicide by cop’

Surveillance video captured a tense standoff between a man armed with two knives and officers in an Ariz. jail.

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Video: Cops TASER knife-wielding man seeking ‘suicide by cop’

Video: Cops TASER knife-wielding man seeking ‘suicide by cop’

Surveillance video captured a tense standoff between a knife-wielding man and officers in a jail - Full Story

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Mich. cops have tense standoff with open carry advocate

Police have released 911 calls and footage of a tense May 4 standoff between an open-carry advocate and officers.

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Video: Mich. cops have tense standoff with open carry advocate

Police have released 911 calls and footage of a tense May 4 standoff between an open-carry advocate and officers - Full Story

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Footage reveals APD efforts to negotiate in deadly shooting

New videos released by NM police show negotiations with officers attempting to get James Boyd to leave his campground slowly deteriorated over the course of three hours.



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