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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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February 09, 2015

Sniper kills Austin man who opened fire on police helicopter

27-year-old Sawyer Flache opened fire on the helicopter as it arrived – resulting in a 30 minute standoff.
January 09, 2015

Raw: French police swarm near hostage situation

France has been high alert since the country's worst terror attack in decades — the massacre Wednesday in Paris at the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo that left 12 people dead.
January 08, 2015

SD trooper shot, man arrested in ongoing standoff

Standoff began after suspects made a phone call to police while inside a home "threatening law enforcement".
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.



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