A pair of masked gunmen who attempted to rob a news crew filming a segment in Oakland were foiled by the armed protection agent hired by the news team. The two men, pictured below, fled the scene and are still at large. Oakland PD ask that you call (510) 238-2373 if you have any information.
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An armed robbery in Beverly Hills turned into a shootout, resulting in the death of one of the perpetrators and the arrest of the other two. A retired deputy sheriff providing security was also injured, but provided the resistance that led to the capture and arrest of the assailants.
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There were 9 mass shootings across 6 states over this past weekend alone. Those incidents contributed to the year-to-date total of 272. The escalating trend highlights the importance of an active shooter plan and the presence of a trained and experienced response team to preserve human life and safety around your workplace and at home.
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Two Asian staff members are being treated for their injuries as a result of a racially-motivated attack that took place at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital today. The severity of the injuries was not disclosed, and the attacker is in custody.
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At least nine people died and many more are injured following a mass shooting in San Jose at the Valley Transit Authority Light Rail Yard today. The shooter, who also took his own life, was an employee.
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Tall buildings have increasingly been the target of a variety of attacks. In preparing for and responding to security attacks in tall buildings, the variables are multiplied in every preparation category. The article linked in the photo below discusses the events, the considerations, the strategies, and the responses by security and emergency responders and how we can mitigate the damage bad actors can inflict.
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The culture of the healthcare industry is a unique environment with its own characteristics, norms, ethics, and purpose. One surprising byproduct of that culture is that healthcare workers who suffer incidents of workplace violence (a vast majority of which are committed by a patient) fail to report a significant number of them.
The photo below includes a link to an article in Security Management that details the findings of a study by the UCSD Health System's Threat Assessment and Management Committee on workplace incidents.
As protection professionals, we are trained to prevent, prepare for, and respond to threat situations. But it is crucial to understand the mechanisms at work in our mental and physiological systems that influence our response to crisis situations. The photo below includes a link to an article in Security Management that discusses how our neurovascular responses can create reactions before our training and experience guide our calculated responses.
A gunman entered this FedEx facility and killed 8 people, injuring several more, before turning the gun on himself when police arrived. Detectives have yet to release his name or other pertinent information, though news outlets have reported that his wife worked at the facility.
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A shooting took place today in Bryan TX, about an hour north of Houston. Police have a suspect in custody and are still unraveling the events that took place that left 1 person dead and 4 wounded. Click on the picture below for the full story.