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The Mass Emergency Response topic contains stories about large-scale attacks or threats, often involving terrorism, active-shooter situations, or bombings. Such events require several departments and agencies to respond to the same incident, making clear communication a priority.
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September 18, 2013

Austrian gunman who killed 4 fatally shoots self

The charred body believed to be that of the gunman who killed three policemen and a paramedic shows he apparently killed himself with a shot to the head - Full Story
September 17, 2013
Names released of 12 Navy Yard victims

Names released of 12 Navy Yard victims

Associated Press WASHINGTON — Police in Washington have released the names of the 12 victims killed... - Full Story
September 17, 2013
Austrian gunman kills 3 cops, still at large

Austrian gunman kills 3 cops, still at large

3 police officers and an emergency rescue driver were found dead, a fourth officer was wounded - Full Story
September 17, 2013
Navy Yard gunman was mentally ill, still had security clearance

Navy Yard gunman was mentally ill, still had security clearance

Aaron Alexis used a valid pass to get into the highly secured installation Monday morning and started firing - Full Story
September 16, 2013

Witness recalls events of Navy Yard shooting

One witness was nearly a victim of the Navy Yard shooting that killed 12 - Full Story
September 16, 2013

13 dead in Navy Yard shootings including gunman

34-year-old Aaron Alexis, a military contract worker, opened fire killing 12 and wounding several more, including an officer - Full Story
September 12, 2013
Sheriff: Flash floods kill 3 in Colo.

Sheriff: Flash floods kill 3 in Colo.

Widespread high waters are keeping search and rescue teams from reaching stranded residents and motorists - Full Story
August 20, 2013
FBI trains police nationwide on mass killing response

FBI trains police nationwide on mass killing response

Partnering with a Texas-based training center, the FBI has been teaching best practices for responding to mass shootings - Full Story
August 08, 2013

2 friends of suspected marathon bomber indicted

Dias Kadyrbayev and Azamat Tazhayakov are accused of trying to dispose of evidence from Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's dorm room - Full Story
August 07, 2013
Bystander 'bear hugged' Pa. town hall shooter

Bystander 'bear hugged' Pa. town hall shooter

The man is being hailed a hero for wrestling the shooter to the ground with the help of other witnesses - Full Story



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