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)
The manhunt was significant
A SWAT team stands ready during a standoff in Manchester, N.H. The armed man who was holed up in his apartment with a child during a dayslong standoff with police, has been killed. Hostage, cops are unharmed
The man accused of murdering Senior Police Officer Buddy Christian and wounding Senior Police Officer Tony Howard of the Athens (Ga.) Police Department has surrendered. (PoliceOne Image) Jamie Donnell Hood in custody