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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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Boston Marathon bombing kills 3, injures over 130

Pictures surfacing on Twitter show an explosion and smoke, while others show people who appear injured - Full Story

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P1 Weekly Update for 04/12/2013

In this week's update, Dave Smith talks about several LODDs that were caused by heart attacks in the past weeks, the hostage crisis in which 4 firefighters were held captive, and a stabbing rampage at a Texas community college that left 14 students wounded.

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Man who held firefighters hostage was in financial crisis

He spent weeks planning the kidnapping, targeting firefighters rather than police to avoid being shot - Full Story

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Firefighters taken hostage 'relieved' ordeal over

Firefighters taken hostage 'relieved' ordeal over

"They're simply relieved that the situation is over, that their family members are with them and that they're safe" - Full Story

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Police kill gunman holding 4 Ga. firefighters hostage

Hostages are slightly injured but OK, but one police officer was shot in the hand - Full Story

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Students describe bloody scene at Texas college

Students describe bloody scene at Texas college

"I turned around, and there was just blood — just blood dripping down the stairs, all over the floor, all over everyone's towels, on their necks" - Full Story

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2 in critical condition, 12 more wounded in Texas campus stabbing

2 in critical condition, 12 more wounded in Texas campus stabbing

Authorities have 1 suspect in custody for the Tuesday morning attack at Lone Star College - Full Story

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Survivor of NY shooting rampage 'played dead'

The barber who survived last month's shooting rampage says he played dead and prayed after being wounded by the gunman - Full Story

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Newtown gunman had interest in mass murders

A law enforcement official briefed on the investigation says authorities found literature on other mass shootings at Lanza's house - Full Story



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