Yesterday was a busy day for the Colorado Springs police with two different stand offs involving the use of firearms.
First a gunman took three woman hostage at a medical facility that resulted in the man being shot and killed by police. Full story here: http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_20064367
Second, a women almost refused to surrender to police after taking a few shots at her boyfriend. Full story here: http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_20066473
What do I take away from this? Innocent people (not talking about the boyfriend) can get involved in these dangerous encounters. Hostage situations do happen and they happen everywhere. One of the absolute essential traits of survivors is a level head. Learn to control your emotions and think clearly when under high pressure and danger.