Lone Wolf/Active Shooter: Attack on Texas Public Safety Building

08/01/2011
By MARK WALLACEThe Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) calls them "lone wolf shooters," whereas homeland security and other agencies call them "active shooters." The United States Department of Homeland Security's Active Shooter: How to Respond booklet defines an active shooter as an "individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area."1 This is what happened at the McKinney (TX) Public Safety Building (PSB) on August 17, 2010.McKinney, Texas, is about 35 miles from downtown Dallas and has experienced rapid growth over the past 10 years. Four years ago, the McKinney Police Department and McKinney Fire Depart...

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