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Standoff Ends as Officers Storm Illinois Home, Free Hostages and Capture Suspects

August 21, 2014
About two dozen heavily armed law enforcement officers stormed a home in Chicago's southern suburbs Wednesday to free four hostages and capture two suspects, ending a 20-hour standoff that police say began as a robbery attempt.

RANGE-R

August 21, 2014
Knowing what's on the other side of the wall saves lives. L-3's RANGE-R handheld radar locates persons hidden from view—without putting the lives of LE personnel in unnecessary danger.

California Bank Robbery Hostage was Killed by Stockton Police During July Incident

August 12, 2014
California bank robbery hostage Misty Holt-Singh, 41, died after being shot 10 times by Stockton police officers, Stockton Police Chief Eric Jones revealed at a news conference Monday.

Video: Hostage, 2 Bank Robbery Suspects Killed in Gun Battle After Police Chase

July 17, 2014
Three bank robbery suspects led police on an hour-long chase through Northern California on Wednesday, spraying patrol cruisers with bullets and shooting at least two of the three hostages they took.

Family of N.Y. Student Killed in Hostage Incident Sues Officer, Agency

May 19, 2014
The family of a Hofstra University student who was killed during a hostage incident last May is suing the officer who fired the fatal shot, the department that employed him, and Nassau County, N.Y.

L.A. County Deputies Mistakenly Shoot, Kill Hostage

April 11, 2014
Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies mistakenly shot two hostages, killing one, earlier this week as the men fled a knife-wielding captor in West Hollywood, officials said.

Colo. Police Rescue 13-year-old, Kill Hostage Taker

February 4, 2014
A police SWAT team in Arvada, Colo., shot and killed a parolee who held a teenager hostage overnight, and officers rescued the 13-year-old boy.

San Diego DA Rules May OIS Justified

January 30, 2014
Four San Diego police officers and one from National City were legally justified when they fatally shot a man in May who robbed a gas station, shot a Bay Terraces resident and held two others hostage, the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office has determined.

Suicidal Officer Takes Another Officer Hostage

October 28, 2013
A Lansford, Pa., police officer who was taken hostage at gunpoint Friday night by another borough officer tried but failed to keep his abductor from committing suicide.

La. State Police Kill Bank Hostage-Taker

August 14, 2013
The Louisiana State Police entered a rural St. Joseph bank late Tuesday and shot and killed a mentally ill suspect who had taken three people hostage earlier in the day.

Video: Cop Uses Deadly Force on Child Hostage Taker

July 1, 2013
Midwest City (Okla.) Police Chief Brandon Clabes praised the officer who saved a child by using deadly force on the man who took her hostage in a Wal-Mart in mid-June.

Okla. Cop Kills Hostage-Taker, Saves Toddler

June 18, 2013
A man was shot and killed by a Midwest City (Okla.) Police officer Monday afternoon after holding a toddler hostage for more than half an hour inside a grocery store, authorities said.

High-Risk Hostage Encounters

May 24, 2013

Dr. Bill Lewinski of the Force Science Institute offers his thoughts on high-risk hostage encounters following the accidental shooting of a college student by a Nassau County (N.Y.) Police Department officer. Bill explains high-stress decision making, how tell when you can no longer engage a suspect with rapport, and the importance of time as a factor in an officer's ability to react to these complex situations. Read our profile of Lewinski here.

Video: Phoenix Police Ram Kidnapping House

May 21, 2013
The Phoenix Police Department's tactical unit rammed a house where a kidnapping suspect held his 3-year-old son and several adults hostage to help end a standoff that began Monday night.

N.Y. Cop 'Torn Up' Over Hostage's Death

May 20, 2013
A Nassau County (N.Y.) Police officer who fatally shot a Hofstra University student and her armed captor during a standoff has struggled to deal with the accidental death, according to a police source close to the officer.

Gunman Holding Ga. Firefighters Killed

April 10, 2013
A Gwinnett County (Ga.) Police SWAT team shot and killed a man who had taken five firefighters hostage earlier Wednesday. The hostages were released with only minor injuries.

Police Sniper Ends Ind. Standoff, Saves Child

March 21, 2013
A Fort Wayne (Ind.) Police sniper ended a stand-off Wednesday afternoon that began when a suspect pulled a woman off a city bus, killed her, and took a 3-year-old hostage.

Inside the FBI's Alabama Bunker Raid

February 5, 2013
The carefully orchestrated raid that ended a hostage standoff at a survivalist's bunker in Midland City, Ala., was a SWAT tactic of last resort for the FBI's Hostage Rescue Team (HRT).

FBI Raid Frees Child from Ala. Abductor

February 4, 2013
The hostage situation ended sometime on Monday. Sources at the scene confirm that Ethan is safe and the hostage-taker, 65-year-old Jimmy Lee Dykes, is dead.

Negotiators Talking To Ala. Captor Through Pipe

January 31, 2013
A standoff in rural Alabama went into a second full day as police surrounded an underground bunker where authorities said a retired truck driver was holding a 5-year-old hostage he grabbed off a school bus after shooting the driver dead.
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