I see many discussions on an SD emergency in the middle of it, and some on what to do when police arrive, what to say etc., but not on this: IMMEDIATELY after you have the BG disarmed and momentarily not a threat: what's your next move?
An example is best: say whatever the circumstances - and they could include you stopping a robbery in a store - you drew your weapon in time to have the BG stop and he now has his hands in the air. Let's say also you've ordered him to drop his weapon, or withdraw his hand from his pocket if he threatened to shoot but did not show a gun, just indicated it was in his pocket and he'd kill you - and he, in fact, has complied. You have your weapon pointed at him and his hands are up. You know he does not have immediate access to any weapon you may not have seen, though you don't know if he has another or not. You know the one you are aware of is now not an issue.
What next? You could tell him to run away to get the threat done with. Or you could take the risks of ordering him to lie down and hold him, hopefully safely, until the police arrive (and face them arriving with a gun in YOUR hand) - course, in terms of ordering him prone, you aren't a LEO so you may not order him to do it safely for you. You could search him, or not. A number of choices. All crucial.
So, any input on what to do in this moment?