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Ex-Employee Opens Fire In Chicago FedEx Building

November 17, 2011
A former employee opened fire in a FedEx facility near Chicago's Midway International Airport this morning, sending workers scrambling for cover before turning the gun on himself.

N.C. University Forms SWAT Team

November 10, 2011
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC) has formed a 13-member SWAT team with special training, gear, and weapons. The team trains in campus buildings and dormitories to learn the layout in case of a real emergency.

N.C. Student Standoff Sparks Campus Lockdown

November 9, 2011
A Campbell University student suspected of stealing weapons surrendered to Harnett County deputies Wednesday afternoon, ending a three-hour standoff that put the Buies Creek campus on lockdown.
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Vermont State Police Acquire Lenco G3 Armored Truck

November 7, 2011
The Vermont State Police have acquired a Lenco G3 armored truck that the agency will make available to city and county law enforcement agencies who may face an active shooter, high-risk warrant subject, or barricaded suspect.

Tactical Training Conference Benefits NLEOMF

November 2, 2011
Awareness Protective Consultants (Team APC) will host a tactical training conference in February for law enforcement officers to benefit the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.
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Stolen LAPD SWAT Guns Hit Black Market

October 31, 2011
Just three of the 30 guns stolen from a Los Angeles Police SWAT training facility have been recovered and have likely been sold or traded on the black market.

DuPont Establishes $500M Kevlar Facility in S.C.

October 28, 2011
DuPont has established its $500 million Cooper River Kevlar facility near Charleston, S.C., to allow DuPont to meet increased customer demand for its advanced protective materials that are incorporated into police body armor and other applications.

'Heroin for Sale' Flier Allows Oregon Cops To Raid House

October 21, 2011
Neighbors who suspected drug activity at all hours at a North Portland home posted and distributed "Heroin for sale" fliers that, in part, helped tactical officers raid the property.
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LAPD SWAT Weapons Stolen from Training Facility

October 17, 2011
A cache of Los Angeles Police Department submachine guns and handguns was stolen last week from a secured building used by the department's SWAT unit, raising fears that the weapons, which police had altered to fire only blanks, could be converted back to lethal use.

Nevada DA Clears Deputy Who Shot Man on DV Call

October 14, 2011
Nevada County Sheriff's deputies acted appropriately when they entered a bedroom and fatally shot a man holding a knife to the throat of his fiancee during a tense standoff, District Attorney Cliff Newell has determined.
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