Emergency Services/First Responders


  • Chicago Police, Feds Seek Help to Identify Persons of Interest in 53 Arson Investigations

    July 1, 2020

    A man wearing a dark shirt and a hat sprays a liquid over the counter of a looted Ulta Beauty store in Brighton Park and ignites the fluid with a match. A group of men start a fire inside the back of an open CTA truck downtown. Two men enter a sporting goods store in ...

  • Australia to invest a record A$1.35bn in cyber security

    July 1, 2020

    Dubbed the Cyber Enhanced Situational Awareness and Response (Cesar) package, the investment will help Australia identify cyber threats, disrupt foreign cyber criminals and build industry partnerships, said Australian prime minister Scott Morrison yesterday. Noting that malicious cyber activity undermines the government’s efforts to protect Australia’s economy, national security and sovereignty, Morrison said the record investment will ...

  • Lithuania: Explosion in Vilnius was planned during daytime with people around

    June 26, 2020

    The bomb placed at the building housing international company in Vilnius last October did not go off but it could have caused major damage to the building and injured many people, Rolandas Kiskis, chief of Lithuania’s criminal police, says. The suspect planned to detonate the bomb during daytime with many people in the building. According to Kiskis, ...

  • London: 22 officers injured and police cars smashed after street party in Brixton

    June 25, 2020

    Twenty-two officers have been injured and police cars smashed up during “significant disorder” following a street party in Brixton overnight. Footage on social media showed a line of police retreating from crowds of people running at them with makeshift weapons on Overton Road near the Angell Town estate in Brixton on Wednesday night. Police said they were ...

  • US soldier plotted with Satanic neo-Nazis to ambush his own unit overseas, feds say

    June 23, 2020

    A U.S. soldier assigned to an installation in Europe has been charged with trying to plan a deadly ambush on members of his own unit during an upcoming deployment with the help of an “occult-based neo-Nazi” group known as the “Order of the Nine Angles,” according to an indictment unsealed Monday. Pvt. Ethan P. Melzer, 22, confessed to plotting what ...

  • BlueLeaks: Data from 200 US police departments & fusion centers published online

    June 22, 2020

    The files, dubbed BlueLeaks, have been published by Distributed Denial of Secrets (DDoSecrets), a group that describes itself as a “transparency collective.” The data has been made available online on a searchable portal. According to the BlueLeaks portal, the leaked data contains more than one million files, such as scanned documents, videos, emails, audio files, and more. DDoSecrets ...

  • Grissom Airmen undergo Hazardous Materials training

    June 19, 2020

    GRISSOM AIR RESERVE BASE — Grissom Airmen from the 434th Civil Engineering Squadron recently underwent a hazardous material training exercise. Hazardous materials are a fact of life on any Air Force base, but with proper care and safety measures, the risk they pose can be greatly mitigated. For CE, it’s important to have a plan in ...

  • The girl with the dragnet tattoo: How a TV news clip, Insta snaps, a glimpse of a tat and a T-shirt sold on Etsy led FBI to alleged cop car arsonist

    June 17, 2020

    A woman accused of setting fire to two Philadelphia police cars during a May 30 protest was tracked down by her online buying-habits and reviews, a social media sweep, and a poor username choice, the FBI has claimed. In an affidavit spotted by Seamus Hughes, deputy director of the Program on Extremism at George Washington University, ...

  • UK: Couple who found Second World War mustard gas canisters to be jailed for possessing a chemical weapon

    June 12, 2020

    A married couple who dumped Mustard Gas canisters from the Second World War in a lake have been sentenced for possessing a chemical weapon in what is thought to be the first such prosecution in the UK. Military enthusiast Martyn Tasker, 40, from Lincoln, was jailed for five years after 150 abandoned canisters were discovered at ...

  • UK: Surrey Police remains in Redhill following controlled explosion

    June 12, 2020

    A controlled explosion of “unidentified materials” was carried out in a residential area of Redhill following the arrest of a teenage boy. A large presence of emergency services was in Spencer Way from around 3.25pm on Thursday (June 11) and police remain at the scene on Friday (June 12). A 16-year-old boy was arrested on Wednesday (May ...

  • Russia: FSB thwarts terror attack at marketplace in Crimean capital

    June 10, 2020

    The Federal Security Service (FSB) has prevented a terror attack at a marketplace in Simferopol and detained five suspected Russian nationals who maintained contacts with Ukrainian radical forces, the FSB press office told TASS on Wednesday. “The Federal Security Service has prevented a terror attack in Simferopol in the Republic of Crimea. As a result of ...

  • Germany launches terrorism probe over planned attack on Muslims

    June 8, 2020

    German authorities arrested a 21-year-old man and launched a terrorism investigation after he threatened to carry out an attack targeting Muslims, prosecutors said on Monday. The 21-year-old man from the northern city of Hildesheim made the threat in an anonymous online chat forum on May 29, announcing his intention to carry out an attack “with multiple ...

  • Hong Kong police arrest 2 people on suspicion of making explosives

    June 8, 2020

    A 16-year-old teenager and a 52-year-old woman were arrested on Monday in Hong Kong on suspicion of making or possession of explosives, police said. Chow Cheung-yau, superintendent of the Hong Kong police’s Narcotics Bureau, told a press conference that the police had received a tip-off of persons purchasing raw chemical ingredients fit for manufacturing explosives from ...

  • California: Santa Cruz Deputy Killed, Another Wounded In Ben Lomond Ambush

    June 7, 2020

    A veteran Santa Cruz County Sheriff Deputy was killed and a second was severely injured by an improvised explosive device Saturday during “an ambush” in the Santa Cruz Mountains. A grief-stricken Santa Cruz County Sheriff Jim Hart said the dead deputy was 38-year-old Sgt. Damon Gutzwiller, who had been with the department since 2006 and was ...

  • Portland Fire & Rescue (PF&R) Fire Investigators Need Help Regarding Dangerous Explosive – video

    June 7, 2020

    Portland Fire & Rescue Fire (PF&R) Investigators and Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) Detectives are investigating an explosive device that was thrown over the fence at MCSO deputies in front of the 3rd ave. side of the Justice Center late Saturday night. Two deputies reported concussion injuries due to the explosion. They were evaluated by ...

  • London anti-racism protests leave 27 officers hurt

    June 7, 2020

    A total of 27 police officers were hurt during anti-racism protests in London, the Met Police has revealed. Dame Cressida Dick, Met Police Commissioner, said the attacks were “shocking and completely unacceptable”. Protests on Saturday – sparked by the death of George Floyd – were largely peaceful, but were marred later by disturbances outside Downing Street. Read more… Source: ...

  • FBI investigating reported homemade explosives in Tazewell County

    June 4, 2020

    Multiple witnesses are reporting the detonation of a homemade explosive device. The Tazewell County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Virginia State Police and the FBI, are investigating an incident that occurred on Holy Road just outside of the Town of Richlands. During the next couple of days citizens may notice a large law enforcement presence and may ...

  • Virginia: Stockpile of explosives found in home of Valley man killed in NY police shootout

    June 4, 2020

    Federal and state officials found a stockpile of explosive devices on the property of a Shenandoah Valley man who was killed after a shootout with police on a New York highway last week. Last Friday, WHSV was there as Virginia State Police, local law enforcement agencies, and FBI agents searched one property owned by Joshua Blessed ...

  • Assam: IED recovered at Bogapani, defused by army’s bomb squad

    June 3, 2020

    Security forces on Wednesday recovered an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) at Bogapani, which was wrapped in polythene. The IED was recovered from NH 36 and it was diffused by a bomb squad of the army from Dinjan. It is suspected that ULFA (I) had placed the IED at Bogapani to create panic among the locals. It may be ...

  • Minneapolis Police Department Hack Likely Fake, Says Researcher

    June 1, 2020

    As protests continue to proliferate across the globe in the wake of George Floyd’s death, the Minnesota Police Department is making news for something else: A supposed hack, perpetrated at the hands of the Anonymous hacktivist group. According to Troy Hunt at Have I Been Pwned (HIBP), the group of allegedly ill-gotten email addresses and passwords ...