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NYPD Draws Up Response Plan for Coordinated Terror Attack

March 29, 2016
The NYPD mapped out behind closed doors its plan for a coordinated attack on the Big Apple with multiple "active shooters," suicide bombers, and terrorists holding innocent people hostage Monday.

California Officers Shoot Man Holding Hostages at Subway Restaurant

March 7, 2016
A man accused of attempting to rob an Anaheim, CA, Subway and holding two female employees at knifepoint was recovering after being shot by an officer on Sunday, according to local police.

Barricaded Suspect, Mutual Aid

February 23, 2016

The suspect has advised that if anyone comes near his mother he "will take them out." You also know the sergeant asking for help uses poor tactics and will count heavily on his personal relationship with the suspect.

Texas Officers Shoot, Kill Hostage Taker

February 4, 2016
Police shot and killed a suspected armed robber as he left an Irving, TX, cash advance store with a hostage Friday afternoon, authorities said. More Here. Warning: Raw Video--Graphic Language

Video: Texas Officers Shoot, Kill Hostage Taker

February 4, 2016
Police shot and killed a suspected armed robber as he left an Irving, TX, cash advance store with a hostage Friday afternoon, authorities said.

Lessons Learned from a Very Bloody Week

January 28, 2016

It will be many months before we have the final reports on the Colorado Springs and San Bernardino active shooter attacks. But initial reports can give us an outline of what occurred during these two bloody incidents and perhaps enough insight to yield some important lessons learned.

SoundCommander Speaker System

November 23, 2015
IML Corp's SoundCommander SC1100 loud speaker system has several configuration options that enable police to bring a powerful speaker into a crowd either carrying it by hand or mounting it on a vehicle.

Video: California Standoff Ends with Officer Injured, Hostage and Suspect Dead

November 10, 2015
One officer was injured and the suspected hostage taker was killed after a 3-hour standoff in San Jose, CA. The hostage was found dead.

California Standoff Ends with Officer Injured, Hostage and Suspect Dead

November 10, 2015
One officer was injured and the suspected hostage taker was killed after a 3-hour standoff in San Jose, CA. The hostage was found dead. More Here.

600 Police Gunshots During California Bank Robbery Were 'Excessive,' Report Says

August 18, 2015
The more than 600 rounds that Stockton, Calif., police fired during a rolling gun battle with bank robbers last year that left a hostage dead by officers' bullets was "excessive" and "unnecessary," according to the Police Foundation, a research group based in Washington, D.C.

Hostage Held in Barricaded House

June 18, 2015

The victim advises she has been held captive along with her roommate (who is still at the residence) for a week. She tells you she was let out only to buy groceries. She is terrified. You have about 20 minutes before the suspect starts wondering where she is.

New Jersey Hostage Taker Killed, Toddler Son Unharmed

May 28, 2015
When officers arrived, police say the mother of the child had fled from the house. She reported that McAllister was intoxicated and had beaten her, and that he was armed with a knife and threatening to harm their child.

Video: Navajo Police Officer Killed by Man Holding Family Hostage

March 20, 2015
A man armed with an AR-15 held his family hostage and shot and killed a Navajo Nation police officer Thursday evening.

Navajo Police Officer Killed by Man Holding Family Hostage

March 20, 2015
A man armed with an AR-15 held his family hostage and shot and killed a Navajo Nation police officer Thursday evening, the Native American tribal government said. The suspect fled, and was shot to death hours later. More Here.

RANGE-R

March 19, 2015
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.

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.

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.
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