Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Inside look at SCMPD Hostage Negotiation Team

WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather

Last Thursday, the Savannah-Chatham Metro Police Department safely ended a 10-hour standoff with a gunmen at an apartment complex on Grove Point Road.
Robin Fallin, 66, is charged with simple battery and aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer. Hostage negotiators communicated sporadically with Fallin for hours until he walked out of the home and was arrested.  
WTOC got a closer look at the SCMPD Hostage Negotiation Team (HNT), which is made up of 13 members, all of which have 15-20 years of experience.
"I would not consider anything that we do routine, every situation is different," said Lt. Jeff Olson, the commander for SCMPD HNT.

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