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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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October 30, 2013

Cop who survived Wash. shootout recalls standoff

Sgt. Jeff Salstrom was shot multiple times and managed to return fire, shooting the suspect in the chest.
October 28, 2013

Standoff in progress between Texas police and gunman

Police believe the suspect has multiple weapons and a SWAT unit has arrived on scene.
October 25, 2013

Gunman surrenders, hostages freed after standoff with NC police

Police negotiated with the gunman to release 3 people held hostage in a CVS pharmacy.
September 24, 2013

$3.4M settlement in deadly '11 Ariz. SWAT raid

The family of a man killed during a SWAT raid at his home has settled a $3.4 million lawsuit with four police agencies involved in the operation.
September 24, 2013

Gunman killed by police near NC campus

The gunman exchanged gunfire with police then fled to the college campus where he was tracked down and refused to surrender.
September 18, 2013

NC cop fatally shoots man ending hour standoff

A man was killed Tuesday by police after reportedly waving a gun at officers and repeatedly saying “shoot me.”
September 09, 2013

Texas cop shot in head, SWAT surrounds gunman's hotel

San Antonio Police Chief William McManus said in a statement that an officer responding to a call in a Super 8 hotel room was shot in the head during the exchange but is expected to survive.
September 08, 2013

Ark. SWAT kill 107-year-old man in standoff

SWAT released gas into the room when negotiations failed, prompting the elderly man to fire, and was shot dead.
July 22, 2013

Suspect killed, Pa. officer wounded in 18-hour standoff

Trooper Brian King was struck in the ballistic face shield by the suspect, who was killed when police returned fire



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with NYTOA – The New York Tactical Officers Association