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Hostage Situations

Austin SWAT Kills Suspect Holding Woman and Child as Hostages

At one point, Chief Brian Manley said a door was open, revealing the child hostage motioning to officers to come inside, telling them there was no one inside the home with him. However, officers saw the suspect shut the door. This was now believed to be an attempt to lure officers inside, according to Manley.

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Phoenix PD Releases Video of Fatal OIS of Gunman Holding Baby

"An officer armed with his city-issued rifle shot at the suspect when he saw the suspect point the gun at the baby and others," Phoenix PD said.

LAPD Officers Cleared in Tragic Death of Store Employee During Gunfight with Suspect

The prosecution’s assessment of the police shooting of Melyda Corado, however, is dated Nov. 30, about a week prior to new District Attorney George Gascon being sworn into office. It was not immediately clear if Gascon — who has vowed to take a harder stance on law enforcement shootings — plans to review the case.

Detroit Police Sniper Kills Barricaded Hostage Taker

A sniper on the Detroit Police Department Special Response Team fired a single shot as the gunman became increasingly violent and posed a serious threat to the hostage’s life, Chief James Craig said.

Utah Officers Fatally Shoot Man Who Took Woman and Boy Hostage

Officers with the Toole City (UT) Police Department fatally shot an armed man who had taken a woman and a boy hostage early Sunday following an hours-long standoff.

3 Texas Officers Shot While Responding to Domestic Call

Three police officers with the Cedar Park (TX) Police Department were shot while responding to a call at a home over the weekend.

First Look: LETS 2020 is Much More Than a Wire

The new LETS 2020 from Law Enforcement Technologies is a platform for powerful smartphone applications that can covertly record undercover operations, stream footage from drones, facilitate successful crisis negotiations, and provide situational awareness for tactical and investigative teams.

3 Michigan Officers Shot, Wounded by Intruder During Hostage Rescue

Despite the suspect firing multiple rounds at the officers, law enforcement did not fire back out of concern a bullet could strike one of the innocent victims still inside the house. Sheriff Fuller said that decision allowed the suspect to be taken into custody alive.

Video: Commissioner Talked to Suspect to End Philadelphia Standoff

To end a lengthy Philadelphia standoff that left six officers shot and wounded, Police Commissioner Richard Ross used some "unorthodox" tactics, including speaking directly with the suspect.

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Philadelphia Suspect in Custody After Hours-Long Standoff, 6 Wounded Officers OK

The suspect in Wednesday's hours-long standoff in Philadelphia in which six officers were shot surrendered to authorities just after midnight Thursday, exiting the residence with his hands in the air.

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