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L.A. Sheriff's SWAT Team Arrests Machete-Wielding Man

July 16, 2012
A barricaded suspect who held another man hostage with a machete eventually surrendered after the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's tactical unit was called out.

Domestic Hostage Barricade: The Answer

June 4, 2012
With this SWAT blog, we're answering a question proposed in the earlier blog, "Domestic Hostage Barricade: What Would You Do?" You told us how you would handle the scenario of a suspect who has taken his ex-girlfriend hostage in a residence. Now, we'll give you the actual outcome from the incident.

Fla. Mother Kills Children, Self During Standoff

May 15, 2012
Brevard County (Fla.) Sheriff's tactical deputies entered a Port St. John home Tuesday morning to find a mother and three children dead in a murder-suicide. A fourth child had been fatally shot earlier in the day.

Domestic Hostage Barricade: What Would You Do?

May 9, 2012
An ex-boyfriend holds a female hostage at gunpoint as deputies decide whether to enter the house or contain, control, and call SWAT. Tell us how you would handle the situation by adding a comment below.

Hostages Disarm Gunman After Texas Courthouse Shooting

March 14, 2012
A gunman who opened fire outside a Beaumont, Texas, courthouse Wednesday was disarmed and taken into custody with the help of hostages he had taken at a nearby business.

N.J. Cop Shoots, Kills Mall Hostage Taker

March 9, 2012
An off-duty police officer fatally shot a shoplifter who was holding a hostage at knife point inside Woodbridge Center Thursday evening.

Calif. SWAT Team Saves Hostage at Bank Robbery

March 1, 2012
A SWAT officer with the Buena Park (Calif.) Police Department ended a hostage situation Thursday by fatally shooting a suspect who took a hostage while attempting to rob a strip-mall bank.

Scottsdale, Ariz., 2/14/2012, 911 Call

February 16, 2012

On Feb. 14, 2012, Scottsdale Police Officer James Peters ended a standoff with John Loxas, who had threatened neighbors with a pistol and who was endangering his 9-month-old grandson. A neighbor called 911 after Loxas threatened to kill two people with a pistol. Read the full story here.

Ariz. Cop Shoots, Kills Man Who Endangered Baby

February 16, 2012
A Scottsdale (Ariz.) Police officer fatally shot a man holding a baby who had threatened two people with a pistol earlier on Tuesday. Officer James Peters, a 12-year veteran with the agency, has been involved in seven shootings since 2002.

Nevada DA Clears Deputy Who Shot Man on DV Call

October 14, 2011
Nevada County Sheriff's deputies acted appropriately when they entered a bedroom and fatally shot a man holding a knife to the throat of his fiancee during a tense standoff, District Attorney Cliff Newell has determined.

Man Holding Woman, Children Hostage In Tucson Motel

July 29, 2011
Earlier today, officers began negotiating with Luis Felix, 22. Deputies had arrived at the hotel at 2:11 a.m., after a shots-fired call. Felix apparently fired on two bail bondsmen who had attempted to take him into custody.

Suicidal Man Kills 7 In Michigan Domestic Dispute

July 7, 2011
A 34-year-old man who killed seven people earlier in the day killed himself during a barricade with police, after releasing one of two hostages.

Utah Man Updated Facebook Status During Standoff

June 22, 2011
Jason Valdez, 36, issued six status updates, added 15 friends and responded to numerous comments posted by worried family and friends while police were engaged in a siege at an Ogden motel Saturday morning.

LAPD SWAT Officers Cleared In Infant Shield Shooting

June 15, 2011
Suzie Pena was fatally shot during a barricade situation on July 10, 2005, when Raul Pena, who was intoxicated and delirious, threatened to kill himself and his daughter.

California Officer Shoots Hostage Taker

May 3, 2011
Three armed robbers had forced the couple into a Marietta apartment. When a Marietta officer arrived, one of the suspects had taken a hostage. The officer gave the suspect lawful commands to drop the weapon and release the hostage. When the man refused, the officer shot him.

Video: Accused Cop Killer Demands TV Cameras for Surrender

March 26, 2011
The man accused of fatally shooting a Georgia police officer surrendered late Friday, but not before telling authorities he wouldn't give up himself and his hostages unless the event was broadcast on live television.

N.C. Bank Robber Tells Hostage To Call Police

February 11, 2011
A female bank employee who called 911 told the dispatcher, "We're getting robbed, and the guy told me to call the police." The man apparently jumped the teller line and demanded nothing more than the call.

Maryland Hostage Standoff Captured on Video

January 28, 2011
After the suspect slipped, the hostage ran and six officers opened fire, creating a cross-fire that resulted in one officer being struck in the leg by friendly fire.

Maryland Bank Robber Takes Hostage

January 28, 2011

A bank robber exited a Maryland bank on Friday with a gun pointed to the head of a hostage and, after his hostage broke free, was fatally shot by six Prince George's County (Md.) Police officers, while news helicopters captured the incident on video.

Wisconsin School Gunman Dies of Self-Inflicted Wound

November 30, 2010
The 15-year-old who took a class of 23 students hostage on Monday afternoon at Marinette High School in Wisconsin has died from a self-inflicted wound.
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