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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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Police find five people dead in Arizona home

The Associated Press MESA, Ariz.- Police found five people dead in a suburban home Tuesday morning while... - Full Story


Gunman arrested after slaying, standoff at Las Vegas Strip hotel

The Associated Press LAS VEGAS- Police crashed through a 20th story window of a Las Vegas Strip hotel-casino... - Full Story


Suspect in gay bar attack shot himself during Ark. police shootout

By KEN MAGUIRE Associated Press Writer BOSTON- The teenager accused of two slayings and going on a rampage... - Full Story


Calif. police use concussion grenade to end standoff

By George Kelly CONTRA COSTA TIMES Richmond police have arrested a man who was sitting in a parked car... - Full Story


SWAT standoff in Norcross ends in man's suicide

JOHN GHIRARDINI Copyright 2006 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Gwinnett police SWAT officers had no... - Full Story


Calif. police trick gunman with cigs in hostage standoff

The Associated Press EXETER, California- A 10 1/2-hour bank siege ended early Thursday when police tricked... - Full Story


U.S. hostage standoff ends with suspects surrendering

The Associated Press STATESBORO, Georgia -- A former client and another suspect who took an attorney... - Full Story


Lawyer taken hostage near City Hall in Georgia town

The Associated Press STATESBORO, Ga.- A lawyer was taken hostage in his office near City Hall on Monday,... - Full Story


Gun-wielding middle school student shot by SWAT team

A sheriffs deputy shot a 15-year-old he believed was armed with a handgun at a Florida middle school... - Full Story


Bank robbers in deadly standoff had robbed same Fla. bank before

The Associated Press KISSIMMEE, Fla.- Two bank robbers whose botched heist near Walt Disney World turned... - Full Story

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