Situation was not handled well; it was all in all bad judgment. This whole thing should have at most taken an hour, but instead it took 10 hours, more than enough time for them to negotiate and bring in trained professionals with the right equipment trying to end the stand off.
They didn’t even have bodysuits or shields and all they carried were flimsy looking rifles. What are they going to do with that? Go animal hunting? My goodness! The crazy dude had an automatic M-16 in his arm and the best they could do was rifles? Where are their M-16’s?
These so called policemen stays along side the bus while gunfire was going off inside.
What happened to snipers? These people should have surrounded the bus and shot him once they could see a glimpse of him, should negotiation fails. But never mind that, he would have known what was going on outside anyways since they ALLOWED media to get involved! He could see exactly what was going on outside and clearly figure out what they were planning! Area should have been isolated; they also put the public in danger.
Bad police, bad choices.