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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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N.C. man shoots himself, ending standoff

From Staff Reports The News & Observer Copyright 2006 The News and Observer DURHAM- A five-hour standoff... - Full Story

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Police shoot hostage-taker in west Phoenix

The Associated Press PHOENIX– An hours-long hostage situation has come to an end in west Phoenix, with... - Full Story

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Standoff at Penn State ends with gunman committing suicide

The Associated Press STATE COLLEGE, Pa.- A man visiting his sister at Penn State University ended an... - Full Story

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4 surrender after Conn. standoff

Aaron Leo Connecticut Post Online Copyright 2006 MediaNews Group, Inc. All Rights Reserved BRIDGEPORT-... - Full Story

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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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