Workplace Violence

2 Dead In Downtown Orlando Office Building Shooting

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Eyewitness News learned that two people were killed dead in a shooting at a downtown Orlando office building Friday. According to Orlando Fire Department dispatch and Orlando police, six other people were shot and transported to a local hospital.

Soldier kills 12, hurts 31 in Fort Hood rampage

FORT HOOD, Texas - An Army psychiatrist set to be shipped overseas opened fire at the Fort Hood Army post yesterday, authorities said, a rampage that killed 12 people and left 31 wounded in the worst mass shooting ever at a military base in the United States.

The gunman, first said to have been killed, was wounded but alive and in stable condition under military guard, said Lieutenant General Bob Cone at Fort Hood.

“I would say his death is not imminent,’’ Cone said.

Colonel Ben Danner said the suspect was shot four times and was in critical condition.

Police search for gunman in North Hollywood synagogue shooting

A gunman entered the grounds of  a North Hollywood synagogue this morning and shot and wounded two men who were going to a prayer service in an attack LAPD detectives are investigating as a hate crime.

The unidentified gunman wearing a black hoodie walked into the underground parking garage of Adat Yeshurun Valley Sephardic synagogue at 12405 Sylvan St. shortly before 6:20 a.m., said LAPD Deputy Chief Michel Moore. He approached a man in his 40s who was parking his car to attend prayer service.

Doctor stabbed, attacker killed MGH patient shot by guard

A patient at a Massachusetts General Hospital bipolar clinic stabbed his psychiatrist during a treatment session yesterday afternoon, and was then shot dead by an off-duty security guard, in a frantic scene that a colleague later described as “every psychiatrist’s worst nightmare.’’

Preventing Conflict and Violence by Way of Awareness, Collaborative Efforts and Resilient Networks by Fred Leland

“Uncertainty has been called the greatest challenge to security.”~ Geerat J. Vermeij

None of us escapes conflict; it is part of our daily lives. So how do we become more effective at recognizing potential threatening situations and come up with a more positive outcome driven strategy and methods to preventing and resolving conflicts and violence?

Bullies, Work Violence, and Annie Le's Murder

Workplace violence is on the rise in our country. On an average working day, three people will be murdered on the job in the U.S. One million coworkers are assaulted, and more than 1,000 are murdered every year, according to the U.S. National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health. Homicide is the second leading cause of death on the job, after motor vehicle accidents. What is more shocking than these statistics is the fact that half of these cases go unreported.

Justin Garner, the "Standing Hero" of Carthage

March 29, 2009 is a date to remember in Carthage, North Carolina. It was a warm sunny Sunday. The sky was clear in this Southern town of 2,000 people and the lone on-duty police officer, 25-year-old Justin Garner was observing traffic trickle toward church.

At about 10:00 a.m., the Moore County 911 dispatcher disturbed the Norman Rockwell-like setting with a report, “Shot’s fired at 801 Pinehurst Avenue.”

Wesleyan Suspect Turns Self In Man Accused Of Shooting Student In Bookstore

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. -- A man suspected of shooting a Wesleyan University student at point-blank range inside a campus bookstore has been taken into police custody and is scheduled to be arraigned Friday morning, police said.
Police said 29-year-old Stephen Morgan turned himself in to police in Meriden Thursday night, the day after the shooting that left 21-year-old university junior Johanna Justin-Jinich dead. Continue reading

Hospital security thwarts kidnapping

OCEAN SPINGS, Miss. May 6 2009 - Ocean Springs Police arrested two men for allegedly holding their own father at gunpoint, and trying to force him into the trunk of a car.
Police got the call from the Ocean Springs Hospital around 9:00 a.m. Monday. Officers who arrived on the scene first found security officers holding the two men at gunpoint.

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