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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.

Armed High School Student Holding Class Hostage In Wisconsin

November 29, 2010
The situation unfolded during a 6th period Western Civilization class at Marinette High School that began between 1:30 and 2 p.m. local time. Shots reportedly were fired.

Shots Fired: Scottsdale, Arizona 04/23/2006

September 27, 2010

This month, you're receiving an enhanced "Shots Fired" from POLICE Magazine. In addition to the usual gripping storytelling, we've also embedded links to the radio dispatch traffic, overhead thermal-image view from the helicopter and photos from the crime scene. Enjoy.

Former Soldier Holds 3 Hostage At Georgia Hospital

September 7, 2010
The suspect entered the hospital heavily armed and held three people hostage including a medic, behavior health nurse and technician.

Engaging a Suspect With Explosives and Hostages

September 7, 2010
Per protocol, MCPD's patrol officers requested SWAT and negotiators, who responded quickly to take over the situation. The clock is always ticking when explosives are in the hands of unstable suspects.

Discovery Channel Gunman Dead, Hostages Released

September 1, 2010
Numerous sources are reporting that police shot and killed a man who took three people hostage at the company's headquarters this afternoon.

Man Holds Mother Hostage For Failing to Iron Clothes

July 8, 2010
The man was charged with aggravated assault and false imprisonment in the June 30 incident. The man threatened the mother with a gun, after she refused to iron his clothes, a task he described as "woman's work."

How SWAT Handled the Sacramento Standoff

June 14, 2010
Sacramento County Sheriff's SWAT was called out to what turned into a 56-hour standoff—the longest in Sacramento history—at an 82-unit apartment complex. The suspect shot at SWAT officers, a robot, and the Armored Rescue Vehicle (ARV) on at least eight occasions.

Sacramento Officers Rescue Infant After 56-Hour Standoff

June 13, 2010
On Friday at 7 p.m., the tactical team used explosives to open a side wall of the apartment where 26-year-old Anthony Alvarez was holding his cousin's son. Officers then used improved sight lines to shoot Alvarez and safely rescue the infant.

Robbery Suspect Takes Infant Hostage, Barricades Against Sacramento SWAT

June 11, 2010
An armed robbery suspect who is holding a 16-month-old boy hostage in an Arden Way apartment is being "uncooperative," a Sacramento sheriff's spokesman said at noon today.

Indiana Tactical Unit Rescues Kidnapped Bank Teller

June 3, 2010
After officers secured the apartment complex, the Kosciusko City/County SWAT Team initiated negotiations with Matthew Prater, who was under the influence of alcohol. Officers then then entered the apartment, and removed Prater and the teller without incident.

California Snipers End Mother's Day Stand-off With Suicidal Son

May 10, 2010
Contra Costa County Sheriff SWAT officers ended a Mother's Day standoff involving a suicidal son who held a gun to his mother's head by shooting the man.

Shots Fired: Reno, Nevada 02/23/1984

February 23, 2010

Hastings walked to the Fireside Lounge on the corner of Fourth and Lake Streets, dialed up his favorite federal agent on a pay phone, and fessed up to having some 13 stolen antique knives and a stolen Beretta on his person. Oh, and he wanted to turn himself in.

Buffalo SWAT Takes Out Gunman Who Shot Hostage Negotiator In the Face

February 4, 2010
Detective John Garcia, a member of the Hostage Management Team, was struck in the face and parts of the upper body by about a half-dozen pellets while trying to defuse the situation.

Crisis and Hostage Negotiations

December 29, 2009

Art Slatkin, a leading expert on crisis and hostage negotiation, explains the three stages of a negotiation, delineates the personality types officers will encounter and offers several practical tips officers could use right away during the three specific stages of building rapport, negotiating and resolution with volatile people. Slatkin's "Training Strategies for Crisis and Hostage Negotiations" is the topic of this month's author interview.

Calif. Tactical Unit Kills Bank Robber Who Took Hostages And Shot Customers

December 16, 2009
The shooting of the 47-year-old man by Shasta County sheriff's SWAT deputies ended a three-hour stand-off that involved the suspect dragging a female hostage into the bank vault.

Florida SWAT Unit Clears Hostages From T.J. Maxx After Standoff

November 18, 2009
SWAT members helped hostages leave the store and were seen using a blanket to drag out a women who had been injured when one of the gunmen pushed her to the ground.
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