Irish Police Negotiators involved in 86 tense negotiation stand-offs last year
EXPERT cops were involved in 86 tense stand-offs with people threatening to take hostages and others vowing to take their own lives in 2017.
A special Irish Sun on Sunday investigation on the work of the Garda National Negotiation Unit shows how officers are dealing with almost two ‘crisis incidents’ per week.
...The majority of calls they receive relate to people attempting to take their own lives. But they have also been involved in incidents after criminals have gone on the rampage or barricaded themselves into properties.