Gunman kills 3 at Cincinnati bank; police shoot him dead

Cincinnati bank shooting highlights the importance of security awareness and knowing how to react in an Active Shooter scenario. 

Reuters:  A gunman opened fire inside a bank in downtown Cincinnati on Thursday morning, killing three people and wounding others before being shot and killed by police, authorities said.

The shooter began firing inside a loading dock at the Fifth Third Bank headquarters near Fountain Square, police said. He then entered the lobby where he exchanged fire with law enforcement.

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“He was actively shooting innocent victims, it appears, and our officers were able to kill him and stop the threat very quickly,” Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley told a news conference.


In 2017, there were 29 active shooter events in the United States.  Instead of being paranoid I suggest we empower ourselves with Security Awareness!

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  HOW TO RESPOND WHEN AN ACTIVE SHOOTER IS IN YOUR VICINITY

1.RUN • Have an escape route and plan in mind • Leave your belongings behind • Keep your hands visible

2. HIDE • Hide in an area out of the shooter’s view • Block entry to your hiding place and lock the doors • Silence your cell phone and/or pager

3. FIGHT • As a last resort and only when your life is in imminent danger • Attempt to incapacitate the shooter • Act with physical aggression and throw items at the active shooter.

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WITH AN ACTIVE SHOOTER SITUATION • Be aware of your environment and any possible dangers • Take note of the two nearest exits in any facility you visit • If you are in an office, stay there and secure the door • Attempt to take the active shooter down as a last resort.


Let me know if I can help you overcome your Security Challenge! 

 

 

 

 

 

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