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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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Chicago police in 20+ hour standoff with hostage-taker

The Associated Press CHICAGO — A standoff between Chicago police and a gunman holding two women hostage... - Full Story

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Time vs. opportunity in hostage rescue Charles Remsberg - 10-8: Life on the Line

Time vs. opportunity in hostage rescue

The balance between the expenditure of time and the rapid exploitation of opportunity can make or br... - Full Story

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Texas: Stolen vehicle check ends in standoff

By Barbara Ramirez Caller-Times A routine check for stolen vehicles Thursday led Corpus Christi Police... - Full Story

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W.Va. man overpowered by hostage during standoff

By Tara Tuckwiller Charleston Gazette STOLLINGS- A gunman who held six people in a Logan County pharmacy... - Full Story

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SWAT leader: "This is about as dangerous as it gets..."

Fla. gang member with assault rifle found dead after standoff By Rebecca Dellagloria and David Ovalle... - Full Story

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Police arrest W.Va. man, hostages unharmed

The Associated Press STOLLINGS, W.Va.- Six people were temporarily held hostage at a Logan County pharmacy... - Full Story

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Shots fired during police standoff with Fla. man

The Associated Press HOMESTEAD, Fla.- A man barricaded himself in a home in a standoff with police Monday,... - Full Story

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Ill. man kills in-laws, then shoots officer before killing self

By JIM SUHR, Associated Press Writer BELLEVILLE, Ill.- A man suspected of killing his estranged wife's... - Full Story

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Texas DA kills self as police arrive

The Associated Press TERRELL, Texas- A prosecutor killed himself as police tried to serve him with an... - Full Story



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with Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief
10-8: Life on the Line 10-8: Life on the Line
with Charles Remsberg