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Watch for a fishtail as a pre-attack indicator


The dashcam video of a suicide-by-cop incident highlighted in today’s edition of Reality Training offers a unique tip for us to consider. Watch the tail lights — the entire rear end of the car for that matter — as a potential pre-attack indicator.

Officer Charles Lyons of the Knoxville (Tenn.) Police Department was following a red Chrysler PT Cruiser on Central Avenue Pike when the driver — 34-year-old Guy Ronald McDowell — stopped, exited his car, and brandished a pellet gun painted to look like a chrome-plated 9mm Beretta semi-automatic pistol. 

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