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State fires security firm after employee defends life with handgun

Flintlock

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State fires security firm after employee uses gun at work

Last Edited: Thursday, 08 May 2008, 8:51 AM EDT

Created: Thursday, 08 May 2008, 8:51 AM EDT

BURRILLVILLE, R.I. (AP) - The state has ended a contract with a private security firm after one of its employees allegedly shot at an intruder during a confrontation at a Burrillville hospital.

The state Department of Mental Health, Retardation and Hospitals says the employee, Todd Brown, broke the rules by bringing a gun onto the campus of Zambarano Hospital.
The department ended its contract on Tuesday with Brown's employer, Industrial Security and Investigators.

The altercation happened Sunday night when Brown, a hospital security guard, went to investigate a flickering light inside a vacant building.

He told state police he encountered a man with a knife and fired a single shot at him from his 9 mm handgun.

State police have not found the alleged intruder, and don't believe he was shot.
 

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When confronting an intruder: scream then use harsh language while dialing 911.

Whatever you do it is imperative that you not harm the perp or damage his self-esteem. After all he has suffered a bad childhood and was FORCED into a life of crime.

This story is not surprising coming out of a N.E. State.
 

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whew!! that was close......

When confronting an intruder: scream then use harsh language while dialing 911.

Whatever you do it is imperative that you not harm the perp or damage his self-esteem. After all he has suffered a bad childhood and was FORCED into a life of crime.

This story is not surprising coming out of a N.E. State.
i just thank god,, that the alleged intruder was spared becoming a VICTIM!
now that would have really messed with his self esteem.
 

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Damned if you do, damned if you don't. Seems like by firing this firm, they're opening their doors to criminals that know that their security is unarmed.
 

SlackwareRobert

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The BG ran off, so why get the police involved with his gun? It's a nut house who is going to believe them when they say they heard a shot?

But it is refreshing that they punish the company, and not the employee who lived through it for a change.
 
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