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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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February 01, 2011
Video: Hostage taker killed after ice slip

Video: Hostage taker killed after ice slip

An armed Maryland bank robber was fatally shot by police after he slipped in the snow and lost hold of a hostage. The woman got away with non life-threatening injuries. Used woman as shield
June 19, 2010
SWAT teams are golden in the Golden State

SWAT teams are golden in the Golden State

A suspect in three robberies and a homicide had shot at officers as he fled from a traffic stop. Then, he held a 16-month-old baby as a shield during a 56-hour standoff.
"Jackpot is good, suspect is down."

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with NYTOA – The New York Tactical Officers Association