Please Be Aware
On September 21, 2023, law enforcement cautioned that hoax bomb threats and swatting incidents targeting Jewish organizations across the country will continue throughout Yom Kippur. Please review the Bomb Threat Checklist as a reference, as well as the informational alert from PaCIC (Pennsylvania Criminal Intelligence Center).
On September 19, 2023, Hardy Lloyd pled guilty in federal court to obstruction of due administration of justice (18 USC 1503a) and admitted to threatening and/or tampering with witnesses and jurors in the synagogue shooting trial due to religious animous. The proposed prison term is 78 months. Lloyd will be formally sentenced in the next three months.
Remember to practice excellent situational awareness and vigilance during this High Holiday season. See something, say something, do something.
Security Matters in the News This Week
- Local Jewish organizations targeted with bomb threat hoaxes (jewishchronicle.com→)
- White supremacist admits threatening jury and witnesses in Pittsburgh synagogue shooter’s trial (apnews.com→)
- Bomb threats target US synagogues during Rosh Hashanah, but few interruptions reported – Jewish Telegraphic Agency (jta.org→)
- Racist graffiti found at Laconia State School; AG, FBI investigating (laconiadailysun.com→)
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Security Resources and/or Training
Please schedule your training needs for the year as soon as possible.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213 United States + Google Map
With a World-Renowned Krav Maga Expert This 4-part course will address these important topics: The mind of the active shooter predator vs. prey, situational awareness and survival mindset. Basic self-defense techniques. Weapons awareness and disarming techniques. Reality based training. This free training focuses on enhanced situational awareness, defensive tactics, and weapons awareness. If you cannot make this session, we will offer sessions monthly through March 2024.
Please contact Erin Fagan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-992-5252 to schedule this training.
Situational Awareness, Active Threat, and Usher/Greeter Training
If you or your organization have not yet had these training modules, please contact Erin Fagan at email@example.com or 412-992-5252. All can be made available in person or via Zoom.
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