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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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March 06, 2014

Pug picks fight with cops during standoff

As police responded to a suspect barricaded inside a Phoenix home, a neighbor's pug got loose and paid the department's SWAT team a visit.
March 06, 2014

Details released of Phoenix officer's fatal shooting

Officers had no time to put on ballistic vests when the operation suddenly switched from a surveillance operation to an attempted takedown.
February 24, 2014

Audio: 'Swatting' goes suburban, causing risky police standoffs

Audio depicts conversations between dispatch, police, and the 'swatting' victims.
February 04, 2014

Widow of Fla. cop killer seeks damages

Christine Lacy, whose husband killed two police officers in her house before authorities destroyed it trying to find him, has sued the city of St. Petersburg.
February 04, 2014

Hostage standoff in Colo. home

Suspect took the hostage Monday evening and the standoff has stretched into Tuesday morning
January 21, 2014

Man shot in Colo. standoff: "I'm not going to prison"

7-Eleven hostage-taker fatally shot by Denver police last week had called his parents from the convenience store.
January 14, 2014

Video: Colo. hostage situation ends in shooting

SWAT and negotiators swarmed the area after receiving word that several people were being held hostage inside the store.
January 02, 2014

Dallas lawyer killed after opening fire at police

Michael Edward Schmidt, a lawyer at a prominent law firm, reported a burglary, then opened fire on responding officers.
December 26, 2013

2 Texas officers wounded, suspect killed after manhunt

Two Grand Prarie police officers were wounded and a suspect was killed ending an hours-long manhunt on Christmas Day.



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