Excited Delirium Defined:
A state of extreme mental and
physiological excitement, characterized by
extreme agitation, hyperthermia, hostility,
exceptional strength and endurance
without apparent fatigue.

We all know of excited delirium incidents that go south after police intervene. But we rarely hear of a case that turns out safely for everyone involved because the cops knew how to correctly approach this volatile, often deadly phenomenon. The video below is a great example of how officers have approached these volatile situations with successful results.

Some Useful Links

PoliceOne article on Excited Delirium 09/16/2009
Excited Delirium.org More Video
Magazine article on Excited Delirium 03/2009