Friday, April 3, 2015

Murder Suicide

If the suicidal suspect is inside a home or other small building, surround the building as soon as possible to prevent him from going mobile.  If he has a car in the driveway, disable the car by parking a unit behind it, or even flattening the tires.  Your duty knife can cut the tire stem and release all the air in seconds, cut two tires if possible.

Clear the surrounding buildings of people so that others are not caught in a crossfire.  This is where those armored cars are helpful.  Deploy officers with patrol rifles and ask for a tactical team.  In the meantime, try and talk to the suicidal suspect.  If they are talking they are not hurting themselves or others.

Call him on the house phone if possible, it helps to keep him in once place.  Call him on his cell phone if you have to, anything to open a line of communication.  Sometimes after the initial rush, the suspect can calm down and be convinced to give up; that's what the SGT Says.

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