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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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Tex. police in standoff with fired worker

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS GARLAND, Texas - An armed nursing home employee who was fired Tuesday barricaded... - Full Story


Maine man dead after stand-off with police over mother's shooting

The Associated Press AUBURN, Maine - A 16-hour standoff between police and a man who is believed to have... - Full Story


Shooting suspect in standoff with Maine police

By Kevin Wack Portland Press Herald AUBURN, ME — A man suspected in the fatal shooting of a woman this... - Full Story


Stand-off in La. ends in suicide

By Richard Burgess The Advocate CHATAIGNIER, La. — A man who shot at an Evangeline Parish deputy late... - Full Story


Pa. man taken to hospital after standoff ends

By Liz Zemba Tribune Review GREENSBURG, Pa. - A Washingon Township man who threatened to shoot at police... - Full Story


Neb. stand-off requires diners to dash

By Jason Kuiper and Abe Winter Omaha World-Herald OMAHA, Neb. - Police with a riot shield and drawn weapons... - Full Story


N.Y. stand-off ends with father, son dead

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- A man wounded his wife and fatally shot his son in a feud over... - Full Story


Tex. stand-off ends when suspect surrenders

By Kevin Moran Houston Chronicle A five-hour stand-off in Montrose ended just after 6 a.m. this morning... - Full Story


Ga. standoff ends; suspect shot

Domestic dispute: Police go to shopping center parking lot after call from woman who said her ex "was... - Full Story

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