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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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December 18, 2014

Ill. captain shot in standoff: Next time I'll duck better

Highest-ranking Chicago cop to be shot in the line of duty in years returned this week to his post as second in command of the South Side's Englewood police district.
December 15, 2014

3 dead, including gunman, in Sydney siege

Swarm of heavily armed police stormed a cafe in the heart of Sydney early Tuesday, ending a siege by an Iranian-born gunman.
December 11, 2014

Calif. police swarm abduction suspect; children rescued

Police used armored trucks to surround the vehicle on an elevated overpass in a dramatic arrest after 3 days of search efforts.
November 18, 2014

NM officer cleared in fatal shooting during standoff

Armed suspect wanted in connection with the shooting of a cop was killed in a 2013 standoff captured on helmet camera.
November 11, 2014

Hostage standoff at Okla. office complex ends peacefully

29-year-old Devin Rogers surrendered shortly after 4:45 p.m. Monday after holding a man and a woman hostage.
November 10, 2014

Austin police open fire on man armed with rifle

Dash cam video of the 2013 standoff has been released following grand jury ruling that use of force was justified.
November 03, 2014

Mass. man dead after setting off explosives, standoff

SWAT officers found a man dead from a self-inflicted wound after a standoff Saturday that began with multiple explosions.
October 23, 2014

Wis. chief breaks down role of MRAP in department

Madison Police Chief Mike Koval speaks on the role of an MRAP in his department. The vehicle acquired from the military has been the subject of controversy for months after the department accepted it.
October 11, 2014

Hostage killed, 2 officers wounded in Okla. motel shootout

Police say he shot the hostage while using her as a shield to flee the hotel the room.



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