Daily Report – 9/19/16

Top Stories
The Chaos of the Manhattan Explosion, Captured by Cameras (New York) – The New York Times
It was a mild Saturday evening, with throngs of people in parks, on the streets and in restaurants in Manhattan. And then a bomb blast jolted a street in Chelsea with enough force to lift a Dumpster into the air, shattering windows and injuring 29 people. The violence was accentuated by the uncertainty: What had happened, and why, and who had carried it out? (read more)
Global Security
 
Tight security as annual Oktoberfest opens in Munich (Munich, Germany) – Fox News
Beer lovers from around the world are streaming to Munich’s Theresienwiese for the start of this year’s Oktoberfest, where security has been tightened following recent attacks. (read more)
 
Federal, State and Municipal Security
United Nations General Assembly Gets Underway Amid Heightened Security (New York) – NBC News
Officials and heads of state from around the world were preparing for the United Nations 71st General Assembly in New York City on Sunday against a startling backdrop – an explosion on Saturday night less than two miles away that left 29 people injured and that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo described as “an act of terrorism.” (read more)
 
Trump sign thefts lead to another round of security (Colonie, N.Y.) – Times Union
One wall wasn’t enough for this Donald Trump supporter. Prominent Capital region home builder Robert Marini has again constructed a set of security measures on his property to protect one of the Republican presidential nominee’s campaign signs after he had three of them swiped from his yard – on top of the five stolen earlier in the summer. (read more)
 
Man dressed as security guard stabs 8 at Minnesota mall before off-duty cop kills him (St. Cloud, Minn.) – The Columbus Dispatch
A man in a private security uniform stabbed eight people at a Minnesota shopping mall, reportedly mentioning Allah and asking at least one victim if they were Muslim before an off-duty police officer shot and killed him, authorities said. (read more)
 
Miramar Air Show adopts tighter security (San Diego) – The San Diego Union-Tribune
Organizers of the three-day Miramar Air Show are clamping down on security this year, canceling the Saturday twilight event and requiring large bags to be made of clear plastic. (read more)
 
Pittsburgh investigating former employee regarding operation of city surveillance cameras (Pittsburgh) –SecurityInfoWatch
Pittsburgh’s Office of Municipal Investigations is investigating a former city employee about the operation and maintenance of city security cameras, a top official said Thursday. (read more)
 
Local Malls Consider Additional Security After Minnesota Attack (Memphis) – LocalMemphis.com
An ISIS linked newspaper now said ISIS is responsible for the Minnesota mall stabbing last night that left 9 people injured. (read more)
 
 
Campus Security
Seattle school cancels event after receiving security threat (Seattle) – KOMONews.com
Elementary school officials in Seattle have cancelled an event meant to inspire students of color after receiving a security threat. (read more)
Lakewood High School to receive extra security after threat discovered in bathroom (Lakewood, Ohio) –Cleveland.com
Police will provide extra security at Lakewood High School on Monday after a threat was discovered written in a bathroom stall. (read more)
Va. School District Gets $150K in Grants to Improve Campus Security (Danville, Va.) – Security Sales & Integration
More than $150,000 in state grants has been approved for new school security equipment at city facilities here and in Pittsylvania County. (read more)
Bucks County, Eastern Montco schools increasing security measures (Pennsylvania) – The Intelligencer
Visiting a Council Rock school is a lot more involved than it used to be. And that’s just fine with Kristin Smedley, who feels that her three children are better protected with the heightened security measures taken by Council Rock in the last three or four years. (read more)
 
She remembers the Virginia Tech massacre. Here’s what she wants to say to the person who just threatened the school (Blacksburg, Va.) – The Washington Post
Not long after classes started last month, Virginia Tech officials warned the campus community that threatening emails had arrived at multiple inboxes. (read more)
School threats: New year, same old story (Ohio) – WHIO.com
The new school year is starting off worse than last school year ended, with a rash of violent threats. (read more)
 
 
 
Transportation Security
 
NJ Transit: Commuters calmed by added security (Aberdeen, N.J.) – App.com
A series of pipe bomb explosions had commuters spooked on Monday morning, the first after a series of pipe bombs exploded in Seaside Park and Manhattan and at the Elizabeth train station. (read more)


Cyber Security

 
Local school website hacked, filled with ‘racist and hate-filled speech’ (Columbus, Ohio) – NBC4I.com
In a letter sent to students and parents Sunday evening, Principal Mike Winters reported that the school website for Bishop Hartley High School was affected by a nationwide hack to school calendar vendor, OneSchoolStreet.com. (read more)
 
 

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