Emergency Services/First Responders


  • UK: Officer shot dead at police custody centre in Croydon

    September 25, 2020

    A police officer has been shot dead at Croydon Custody Centre in south London. The officer was shot by a man who was being detained at the centre in Windmill Road. It is believed the suspect was taken to the centre, where he was being searched, before producing a weapon and firing it at an officer and ...

  • Suspected Al Qaeda Terrorists Arrested in Plot to Attack Indian Navy

    September 21, 2020

    India’s National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested nine men who were allegedly preparing to carry out terrorist attacks on behalf of Al Qaeda – including an attack on Indian Navy facilities, according to local media. “The NIA had learnt about an inter-state module of al-Qaeda operatives at various locations in India including West Bengal and Kerala. ...

  • Woman suspected of sending ricin-tainted package to Donald Trump at White House arrested at US-Canada border

    September 21, 2020

    A person suspected of sending an envelope addressed to White House that contained the poison ricin has been arrested, the FBI said Sunday. CBS News has learned the suspect, a woman, was apprehended at the New York-Canada border and is believed to have been trying to enter the U.S. The U.S. Customs and Border Patrol and ...

  • Warning of theft of radioactive source in northern Mexico

    September 20, 2020

    The device is so dangerous because it houses a radioactive source of Iridium, a chemical element that is a transition metal Civil Protection authorities remain under alert after the theft of a dangerous radioactive source in Ciudad Obregón, Sonora, was revealed. The crime occurred this Saturday afternoon. Once the facts were confirmed, the police issued a risk ...

  • Hackers leak details of 1,000 high-ranking Belarus police officers

    September 20, 2020

    A group of hackers has leaked on Saturday the names and personal details of more than 1,000 high-ranking Belarusian police officers in response to violent police crackdowns against anti-government demonstrations. The leaked data included names, dates of birth, and the officers’ departments and job titles. Details for 1,003 police officers were leaked via a Google spreadsheet, with ...

  • Cyber Risks Are Top of Mind Throughout the Power Sector

    September 19, 2020

    The electric power sector in the United States has a long history of facing threats to our infrastructure—whether they are natural or man‐made. While cyberthreats are indeed much more complex, particularly when you consider that some of our cyber adversaries are nation states, the industry has a strong foundation of preparedness, resilience, and response. Though ...

  • Royal Mail bomb squad incident: Student in court as police reveal reason for explosion scare

    September 15, 2020

    Police have revealed why suspicious package fears in Filton prompted a controlled explosion. Specialist officers, police dogs and an army bomb disposal unit evacuated Gloucester Road’s Royal Mail sorting office in the early hours of Friday (September 11). Investigations led officers to believe the parcel had been moved to Bath, where a controlled explosion was carried out ...

  • Counter-terrorism police arrest man after explosive device posted to London address

    September 12, 2020

    Counter-terrorism police have arrested a man in his 20s after a package containing a small improvised explosive device was sent to a residential address in north London. The Metropolitan police said the suspect was detained in Cambridge on Saturday morning on suspicion of attempting to cause an explosion, or making or keeping explosives with intent to ...

  • UK: ‘Huge explosion’ as fire rages at industrial unit in Kent

    September 4, 2020

    A large fire has broken out in an industrial building and people have been evacuated from the nearby area. One resident of Hoo Marina, close to the blaze on Vicarage Lane, described hearing a “huge explosion” and an eyewitness said the “place shook”. Kent Fire and Rescue Service said about 200 people were removed from the area ...

  • DARPA’s SIGMA Program Transitions to Protect Major U.S. Metropolitan Region

    September 4, 2020

    On a blustery winter day last December, a car carrying radioactive material approached one of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s major transportation hubs. As the car got closer, an alarm flashed and sounded on a large monitor in the police operations center, identifying on a digital map the exact location of ...

  • More explosives found outside Beirut port month after deadly explosion

    September 4, 2020

    The Lebanese military on Thursday discovered more than four tons of ammonium nitrate near Beirut’s port, where a deadly explosion killed nearly 200 people last month. The military said army experts were called in for an inspection and found the dangerous chemical in four containers near the port. There were no details on the origin of ...

  • Russia’s FSB discovers cache of weapons, explosives in Volgograd region

    September 3, 2020

    Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) has discovered an arms cache in the Volgograd region, the FSB said in a statement on Thursday. “Officers of the FSB branch in the Volgograd region discovered a cache of firearms and ammunition during an anti-crime operation,” the statement reads. “Regional law enforcement officers seized four Kalashnikov rifles and related ammunition, ...

  • Brother of Glasgow Airport suicide bomber Kafeel Ahmed arrested over alleged terror plot

    September 3, 2020

    The doctor brother of Glasgow Airport suicide bomber Kafeel Ahmed has been arrested in India as part of an alleged terror recruitment plot. Ex-NHS doctor Sabeel Ahmed was identified by anti-terrorism detectives as being behind a secret campaign to get youths to join Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT). Reports from India reveal say that The National Investigation Agency (NIA) ...

  • UK: Man charged with terrorism offences had IED ingredients

    August 28, 2020

    A former Army employee charged with terrorism and explosive offences had the ingredients to make an improvised explosive device (IED), a court heard. Dean Morrice, 33, of Paulton, Somerset, was arrested under the Terrorism Act on 20 August and his property searched. Police found the components for the pyrotechnic composition thermite, ball bearings and metal pipes, Westminster ...

  • DoJ Aims to Seize 280 Cryptocurrency Accounts Used by Hackers

    August 28, 2020

    The U.S. government aims to seize control of 280 illegal cryptocurrency accounts it claims were used by North Korean state-sponsored attackers in their efforts to hack cryptocurrency exchanges and funnel hundreds of millions in stolen funds through a Chinese money-laundering network. The U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) filed a civil forfeiture complaint against North Korea Thursday ...

  • Fire erupts at hurricane-hit Louisiana chemical plant

    August 27, 2020

    Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards on Thursday asked residents in three southwestern communities to stay indoors with windows and doors shut as a plume rose from a chemical fire at a Biolab plant in an area hit by Hurricane Laura. KIK Custom Products Inc confirmed the fire at its Biolab Lake Charles facility and said it ...

  • DHS S&T Transitions Next-Generation Explosives Trace Detection Technology to DARPA

    August 25, 2020

    Explosive materials pose a threat whether they are used by domestic bad actors or in a theater of war and staying ahead of our adversaries is a job that the Departments of Homeland Security and Defense share. Our research and development work is no different. Most recently, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology ...

  • New IRA: Heathrow arrest part of anti-dissident republican operation

    August 22, 2020

    A man arrested at Heathrow Airport has become the 10th person detained as part of a major operation against dissident republicans in Northern Ireland. Detectives from the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) arrested the man on Saturday as part of an investigation into the New IRA. The 62-year-old, who lives in Scotland, was brought to Belfast ...

  • U.S. Department of Justice: Global Disruption of Three Terror Finance Cyber-Enabled Campaigns

    August 13, 2020

    The Justice Department today announced the dismantling of three terrorist financing cyber-enabled campaigns, involving the al-Qassam Brigades, Hamas’s military wing, al-Qaeda, and Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS). This coordinated operation is detailed in three forfeiture complaints and a criminal complaint unsealed today in the District of Columbia. These actions represent the government’s ...

  • UK: At least one person reportedly dead after train derails in Aberdeenshire

    August 12, 2020

    The derailment of a passenger train in Aberdeenshire has seen a major incident declared following reports of at least one death – believed to be the train’s driver – as well as serious injuries. Emergency services are responding to the “extremely serious” incident in Stonehaven after being called to the scene around 9.40am on Wednesday. Footage posted ...