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.
A Pennsylvania State Police helicopter searches for a career criminal suspected of shooting five people. A SWAT team ended the subsequent six-hour standoff by killing the offender. (AP Photo)
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