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Trending topics: When a standoff gets strange

By PoliceOne Staff

Standoff situations can be some of the most volatile and dangerous events a police officer can go through. In an environment so unpredictable, police truly need to be prepared for anything. In this week’s ‘Trending Topics,’ we look at five stories featuring standoffs that take ‘anything’ to the extreme. Check out these bizarre incidents that touch on the stranger side of standoffs and add your thoughts below.

Shotgun-wielding 90-year-old surrenders after SWAT standoff

Police responded to the scene after the woman, armed with a 12-gauge shotgun, threatened nearby construction workers.


Rappers T.I., Game get in standoff with LAPD

Clash began over mistaken accusations that officers attacked the rap stars' friends.


Phoenix police standoff ends when suspect wakes up

Police believe the man was impaired and slept through the standoff.

Mich. cops have tense standoff with open carry advocate

When officers arrived, 63-year-old Joseph Houseman was uncooperative – refusing to provide his real name and making lewd gestures toward police.

Pug picks a fight with police during standoff

As police were working to negotiate with an armed robbery suspect barricaded in his Phoenix home, a little dog wandering the street tried to pick a fight.



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