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Shots Fired: College Park, Maryland 11•06•2006

August 19, 2009

As rounds flew back and forth before him like some ballistic tennis match, Soden got back to his feet and in the fight. Lining up his sights on the suspect nearest him, he fired.

Judge Clears LAPD SWAT In Toddler's Death

August 3, 2009
A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed against the city of Los Angeles by the mother of a 19-month-old toddler who was shot and killed by a bullet from SWAT officers during an attempted hostage rescue in 2005, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Armed Suspect Sneaks Out Before SWAT Ends 7-Hour Standoff

June 24, 2009
After what they thought was a seven-hour standoff with an armed suspect, an Arcadia (Calif.) Police Department SWAT team stormed a house to discover the man they were looking for left before police arrived, the Pasadena Star-News reports.

Police End California Hostage Situation Peacefully

June 18, 2009

Police in Vallejo, Calif., arrested one man after a nearly four-hour standoff Wednesday in which two reported hostages escaped harm.

Police: 14 Killed in NY Rampage

April 3, 2009

A gunman walked into an immigrant services center in Binghamton, N.Y., and opened fire on Friday, killing 13 people before he killed himself, police said. Another four people were in critical condition.

Dozen Hostages Killed, Shooter Dead at NY Immigrant Center

April 3, 2009
Gov. David Paterson says 12 or 13 people were killed in an attack on an immigration services center in Binghamton, N.Y.

Source: 4 Die, Up to 40 Held Hostage in Upstate NY Shootings

April 3, 2009

A lone gunman began shooting Friday in an immigration services building in Binghamton, New York, killing at least four people, a law enforcement source close to the situation said.

Four People Shot, 41 Hostages Taken at Immigration Center in Upstate New York

April 3, 2009
Binghamton Mayor Matthew Ryan told the local Press & Sun Bulletin newspaper that the gunman had a high-powered rifle. The shooter was described by local media as an Asian male in a green jacket.

Houston Standoff Ends as SWAT Storms Barbershop

April 2, 2009
A SWAT standoff at a barbershop on Houston's south side ended this morning after police stormed the building and subdued an armed man with help from a dog and a Taser. Police said the man took his brother and sister-in-law hostage inside Dugar's Urban Kuts in the 9100 block of Scott about 1:45 a.m.

Shots Fired: Reno, Nevada 07•15•1999

July 1, 2008

Lessman inched forward. Beyond the refrigerator and deeper into the kitchen was a large table that had been upended on its side. He suspected that the table was shielding someone behind it.

Austin (Texas) PD's Crisis Negotiation Team

March 1, 2007

Texas' capital city of Austin was the site of the infamous Texas Tower sniper incident in 1966, widely credited with inspiring the creation of SWAT teams. Today it is home to a nationally recognized police crisis-negotiation team.

Responding to School Sieges

September 1, 2006

Someday in the near future, an American community—probably far from an urban center—will find that one of its schools has been taken over by Muslim terrorists who are holding the students hostage. The time for American law enforcement officers to think about this possibility and train how to respond to it is now.

Talking Him Down

March 1, 2004

Today's hostage negotiators are called "crisis negotiators." And with good reason. Today the responsibilities of these officers reach far beyond talking down hostage takers and now include suicide intervention, high-risk warrant service, and counter-terrorism operations.

Falling Down on the Job

February 1, 2003

Using training including how to fall properly without injury, a French special ops unit successfully completed a dynamic hostage rescue.

TWO if by Sea: Tactical Waterborne Units

August 1, 2002

The lesson of the Baltimore exercise is quite clear: police agencies can't just arbitrarily decide that their jurisdictions end at the water's edge and assume that anything on the water will be handled by the Coast Guard, the Navy, or somebody else.

Repercussions

March 1, 2002

On a muggy summer night in Georgia, it feels like you can reach out and squeeze water out of the air. Such were the conditions on July 23, 1999, when officer Jorge Mestre of the Cobb County Police Department was dispatched to a house in the Atlanta suburb of Austell, Ga.

Euro Counter-Terrorism

April 1, 2001

Conventional police forces deployed in large and normally  slow-to-react formations were not capable of dealing with small, clandestine terrorist cells, striking swiftly and melting into the civil scenery.

Texas Breakout

March 1, 2001

The suspect's actions, tactics used, and weapon information is something every SWAT or patrol officer needs to be aware of.

Going Waterborne

December 1, 2000

Large bodies of water, including waterfronts, oceans, lakes and rivers, make up significant areas of responsibility in many police jurisdictions. They also present unique challenges to law enforcement officers who must deal with water-based criminal activities.

Shoot for Excellence: Sniper Team Objectives

May 1, 2000

Many police hierarchies operate under the erroneous assumption that their organizations don't need sniper units.

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