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Former Secret Service Agent Explains How to Protect a President WIRED Former Secret Service Agent Jonathan Wackrow, now managing director at Teneo Risk, explains how the Service protects the President and other VIPs. Wackrow details the many steps required to ensure the safety of protectees, and describes how the Service has changed due to changing technology and lessons learned from historical events. Wackrow served in the Presidential Protection Division in Washington, DC, and managed numerous high-level security operations in the U.S. and abroad. ...
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Honolulu Star Advertiser Dutch officials say 3 people, including children, injured in Hague stabbing attackBy Associated Press THE HAGUE, Netherlands -  An assailant stabbed three people Friday night in a busy shopping district in the Netherlands, and police were searching for the suspect, authorities said.It was the second stabbing incident with multiple victims in a major European city today.Earlier today in London, a man wearing a fake explosive vest stabbed several people, killing two, before he was tackled by members of the public and then fatally shot by officers on London Bridge, authorities said. Police treated it as a terrorist attack.A Dutch police spokeswoman said it was too early to say whether a terror motive was to blame for the attack in The Hague.The victims were all minors. It was unclear whether any of their wounds were life-threatening or whether they might have been hurt when the crowds of holiday...
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Newsweek Judge Warned London Bridge Attacker Should Not Be Freed From Prison in Earlier Terror Conviction By Jason Murdock he 28-year-old man responsible for the terror attack in London on Friday was previously described as a "serious jihadi" who posed significant public risk.Usman Khan, who was shot dead by armed police officers after launching a stabbing attack that resulted in at least two deaths, was one of nine men who were convicted back in 2012 of planning to attack the London Stock Exchange and building a terrorist training camp two years prior.At the time, Khan was sentenced to serve a minimum of eight years in prison. He was released on license in December 2018, the the London Metropolitan Police confirmed.During Khan's 2012 sentencing, the judge ruling over the case, Justice Wilkie, singled out Khan alongside two additional al-Qaeda inspired culprits, named Mohammed Shahjahan and Nazam Hussain.They were deemed by the...
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CBS News London – Authorities in London were facing tough questions Saturday as they pieced together events that led to two people being killed in a terror attack near London Bridge on Friday. Three others were injured. The suspect in the attack was 28-year-old Usman Khan, a convicted terrorist who had been deemed a threat to the public, CBS News' Holly Williams reports. He was jailed in 2012 for plotting to blow up the London Stock Exchange, and was released in 2018, early.The British media is reporting that Khan agreed to wear an electronic monitor. He was on probation. Many are asking why he was released from jail early. "I have long argued that it is a mistake to allow serious and violent criminals to come out of prison early," said British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.   Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/london-attacker-was-a-convicted-terrorist/ar-BBXyfpT...
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ABC News Number of people stabbed in London Bridge terror incident, suspect shot dead By Morgan Winsor and Emily ShapiroA number of people were stabbed near the London Bridge Friday afternoon in what is now being called a terrorist incident, authorities said.One male suspect was shot by police and died at the scene, according to authorities, who added that a device believed to be a hoax explosive was strapped to the suspect.A motive is not known.  "It has been confirmed that people were injured in the attack," London Mayor Sadiq Khan said in a statement. "My heart goes out to them, their families and all affected."Some were "seriously" wounded, Khan told reporters. The number of injured was not clear.Tor Caldwell and Patrick Brown, who were on a bus on the bridge at the time of the attack, "saw some commotion out the side of the bus" and heard gunshots, Brown...