Festival security in Erie


GOOD EVENING… AT LEAST FOUR PEOPLE, INCLUDING A SUSPECT, WERE KILLED IN A SHOOTING AT THE ANNUAL GARLIC FESTIVAL IN CALIFORNIA YESTERDAY. THE SHOOTING HAPPENING ON THE FINAL NIGHT OF THE FESTIVAL AS THE BAND WAS WRAPPING UP. POLICE SAY THE GUNMAN CUT A HOLE IN A SECURITY FENCE USING SOME KIND OF TOOL, RIFLE IN HAND AND BEGAN SHOOTING HIS VICTIMS. GILROY POLICE OFFICERS WHO WERE DOING SECURITY AT THE FESTIVAL ENGAGED THE GUNMAN, SHOOTING HIM DEAD. AS THE LOCAL REGION PREPARES FOR MORE FAIRS AND FESTIVALS YET THIS SUMMER…NEWS OF THAT CALIFORNIA FESTIVAL SHOOTING HAS PROMPTED A DISCUSSION ABOUT PUBLIC SAFETY HERE AT HOME. TIARRA BRADDOCK JOINS US LIVE FROM THE NEWSROOM WITH THAT STORY. TIARRA? WHILE THIS MAY BE A SCARY THING TO THINK ABOU A SECURITY EXPERT SAYS IT’S IMPORTANT TO BE PREPARED JUST IN CASE AN ACTIVE SHOOTER SITUATION HAPPENS DURING A PUBLIC EVENT. AS ANOTHER MASS SHOOTING ROCKSTHE NATION, PEOPLE ACROSS THE COUNTRY ARE TALKING ABOUT HOW THEY CAN KEEP SAFE DURING PUBLIC EVENTS. RIGHT HERE IN ERIE, ORGANIZERS OF THE BLUES AND JAZZ FESTIVAL ARE THINKING ABOUT SAFETY MEASURES AS THE FESTIVAL INCHES CLOSER. “We do pay police to be there on site. So we have police in each of the different areas of the park when things are going on.” JOHN VANCO IS ONE OF THE ORGANIZERS OF THE FEST. HE SAYS THERE HASN’T BEEN ANY VIOLENT INCIDENTS THROUGHOUT THE YEARS, BUT IT IS IMPORTANT FOR PEOPLE STAY VIGILANT. “Everybody’s got a 911 in their pocket these days so I’m sure there would be a lot of response if something happen. It’s kind of one of the tragedies of our era that this kind of madness could take place. ” THE BLUES AND JAZZ FESTIVAL IS TAKING PLACE IN FRONTIER PARK. A LOCAL SECURITY EXPERT SAYS NO MATTER WHAT VENUE YOU’RE IN MAKE SURE YOU HAVE AN EXIT STRATEGY AND LOOK FOR PLACES TO HIDE JUST IN CASE SOMETHING HAPPENS. AND THAT IS NOT THE ONLY THING ACTIVE SHOOTER PREPAREDNESS INSTRUCTOR, TOM WAGER, IS SUGGESTING. “Know your limitations, whether it be physical, if you have a physical limitations. that’s a big thing. If you’re handicap, what if you’re in a wheelchair? If you’re not close to an exit or some place where you can hide. You have to think of these things long before. ” WAGER SAYS IF ALL ELSE FAILS, FIGHTING BACK COULD MEAN LIFE OR DEATH IN AN ACTIVE SHOOTER SITUATION. TOM WAGER DOES ACTIVE SHOOTER TRAINING SESSIONS AT BUSINESSES, CHURCHES AND MORE. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN LEARNING MORE ABOUT HIS CLASSES. YOU CAN GO ON OUR

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