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UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019, 6:11 p.m.

Police kill man who held bus passengers hostage in Rio

Brandishing a fake gun, a man on Tuesday took dozens of hostages on a bus in Brazil and threatened to set the vehicle on fire with gasoline before police shot …


6 police shot in standoff that ‘could have been far worse’

A gunman barricaded himself inside a Philadelphia rowhouse for 7


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 14, 2019, 10:41 p.m.

Man in Spokane standoff taken into custody without incident

A man wanted by Spokane police barricaded himself in a multifamily home Wednesday afternoon, but was later taken into custody without incident.


Medical Examiner confirms Amber Alert suspect died from self-inflicted gunshot wound during SWAT standoff

The Whitman County Medical Examiner on Friday confirmed that Justin P. Robertson,


UPDATED: Thu., April 25, 2019, 7:35 p.m.

Man accused of child rape arrested after standoff in Spokane Valley

Spokane County deputies arrested a man wanted on child rape charges after a standoff in Spokane Valley.


UPDATED: Fri., April 5, 2019, 1:41 p.m.

3 people killed, 2 officers hurt in standoff at Georgia home

A standoff that began when two Georgia police officers were shot and wounded has ended with a 16-year-old boy and his pregnant mother both killed by a gunman who then …


UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019, 10:31 p.m.

Man arrested after SWAT presence in north Spokane

A SWAT team was called to a north Spokane residence Tuesday to help defuse a domestic situation in which a man was arrested for allegedly assaulting his roommate while her …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:02 p.m.

Idaho man arrested following nearly 4-hour standoff

Police say they arrested a man after he forced entry into a woman’s home and threatened her with a gun in western Idaho.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 5, 2019, 5:39 p.m.

Standoff involving man with knife closes I-5 near Lakewood

Authorities say Interstate 5 remains closed in both directions near Lakewood after a vehicle crash and the arrest of a man who had refused to surrender to police.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 7, 2019, 9:43 a.m.

Idaho police: 3 adults dead, 2 children safe after standoff

Three adults are dead and three children are safe after a standoff at a home in Meridian, Idaho on Sunday afternoon.


Putin blames Ukraine for standoff, boosts defenses in Crimea

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday blamed the latest standoff with neighboring Ukraine on the presidential ambitions of Ukraine’s leader, as the Russian military announced it was boosting its defenses …


Ukraine demands Russia release vessels as tensions build

Ukraine’s president demanded Monday that Russia immediately release Ukrainian sailors and vessels seized in a standoff around Crimea that sharply escalated tensions between the two countries and drew international concern.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 10:45 p.m.

Man barricades himself in West Central home while mother and children are trapped inside

Police arrested a man Friday accused of breaking into a home while on the run from officers and barricading himself inside as a woman and her young children remained trapped.


Ammon Bundy says he never meant to create a movement. But one exists in Idaho.

It’s a motto of sorts. Ammon Bundy calls himself a “sunlight kind of guy.” Before his family’s infamous standoffs near Bunkerville, Nevada, and Burns, Oregon, he was living in the …


UPDATED: Mon., July 2, 2018, 10:35 p.m.

SWAT team uses robot and flash-bang grenades in Spokane Valley standoff

A three-hour armed standoff Monday evening in Spokane Valley led the the arrest of one man


UPDATED: Sat., March 31, 2018, 7:43 p.m.

Spokane Valley man surrenders after standoff following domestic violence call

A Spokane Valley man surrendered to a Spokane County SWAT team early Saturday morning after an hourslong standoff following a domestic violence call.


Family of rancher killed in Oregon standoff sues U.S., police

The family of an Arizona rancher who was killed by police during the armed occupation of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon alleged in a U.S. lawsuit Friday that he …


Survivors of Taliban attack on Kabul hotel recount ordeal

Survivors of the Taliban attack on Kabul’s Intercontinental Hotel recounted on Monday the ordeal of the deadly, 13-hours-long weekend standoff that claimed 18 lives, including 14 foreigners.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 8, 2018, 8:29 p.m.

Judge rules to dismiss standoff case against rancher Bundy

A judge in Las Vegas has decided to dismiss criminal charges against a Nevada rancher and his sons accused of leading an armed uprising against federal authorities in 2014.


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 7, 2018, 7:33 p.m.

U.S. judge in Las Vegas may dismiss ranching standoff case

A U.S. judge who declared a mistrial last month could end the much-watched criminal prosecution of a Nevada rancher accused of leading an armed uprising against federal authorities.


6-hour standoff ends with arrest

A six-hour standoff with an armed man ended in an arrest on Christmas Eve in Mountlake Terrace.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 20, 2017, 4:03 p.m.

Mistrial in Nevada standoff is latest defeat for prosecutors

A U.S. judge in Nevada declared a mistrial Wednesday in the case against a states’ rights figure, his two sons and another man accused of leading a 2014 armed standoff …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 30, 2017, 9:03 p.m.

Oregon refuge standoff figure free on house arrest in Nevada

A rancher’s son at the center of an armed standoff with government agents near his family ranch in Nevada in 2014 and a takeover of an Oregon wildlife refuge in …


Officials identify man who died after Montana standoff

A man who first tried to steal ammunition and guns from a Montana Walmart, then engaged police in a standoff at a sporting goods store, eventually exchanged gunfire with officers …


Suspect shot in standoff with officers on California freeway

A homicide suspect died in a shootout with police Wednesday in the middle of a San Francisco Bay Area freeway as stunned motorists looked on, some recording the scene on …


Police: Southwest Idaho man shot and killed during standoff

Law enforcement officers shot and killed a 48-year-old southwest Idaho man Saturday morning.


UPDATED: Thu., July 13, 2017, 10:44 p.m.

Suspect in custody after hourslong standoff with police in north Spokane

An armed suspect was taken into custody after an hourslong standoff with police Wednesday evening in north Spokane.


UPDATED: Wed., May 24, 2017, 9:07 p.m.

Spokane man suspected of multiple stalking incidents arrested after standoff with police

A wanted man was arrested in north Spokane Wednesday evening after a brief standoff with police.


UPDATED: Tue., May 16, 2017, 11:06 p.m.

Teenagers arrested after SWAT standoff in Spokane Valley; sawed-off shotgun seized as evidence

A pair of teenage boys was arrested after a standoff with SWAT deputies that lasted more than three hours early Tuesday in Spokane Valley. The boys, ages 16 and 17, …


UPDATED: Tue., April 18, 2017, 10:36 p.m.

Police end standoff with a distraught driver who attempted to elude officers

Police arrested and handcuffed a man who caused a tense standoff that closed Division Street in North Spokane this evening.