Ben Finley and Denise Lavoie, Associated Press Updated 4:11 pm CDT, Wednesday, June 5, 2019 FILE - In this June 1, 2019, file photo, a law enforcement official stands at an entrance to a municipal building that was the scene of a shooting the day before in Virginia Beach, Va. Police responding to the deadly mass shooting were unable to confront the gunman at one point because they didn’t have the key cards needed to open doors on the second floor. Whether the delay contributed to the death toll is unclear, but the episode illustrated how door-lock technology that is supposed to protect people can hamper police and rescue workers in an emergency. less FILE - In this June 1, 2019, file photo, a law enforcement official stands at an entrance to a municipal building that was the scene of a shooting the day before in Virginia Beach, Va. Police responding to the ... more Photo: Patrick Semansky, AP … [Read more...] about Police thwarted by electronic doors during Virginia shooting
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A man who was inside the McDonald’s restaurant in Sheffield city centre when a man walked in with a machete has described how staff locked people inside for their safety. Shoppers scattered and shops locked their doors following the attack outside McDonald's on High Street at around 9.30am on Thursday. A 21-year-old man was arested after a 47-year-old suffered a slash wound to his head.READ MORE: McDonald's machete attack: "I thought he was going to kill everyone," says eyewitnessGeorge Speight, from Goldthorpe, South Yorkshire, said the injured man had a slash all the way down his face.Mr Speight said he had gone into the busy McDonald’s for a coffee when everyone suddenly rushed towards the front.He said: “I turned round to see what the commotion was. There was a guy stood with a big machete, about 15-inches long.“And then there's a bloke running towards me with his face slashed all down one side. The manager and me ran towards the door, we locked … [Read more...] about McDonald’s machete attack: ‘Staff locked doors of Sheffield city centre restaurant following attack’
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Travis Andersen and Annmarie Timmins Globe Staff and Globe Correspondent January 14, 2019 NEWPORT, N.H. — In what authorities described as a tragic accident, a 2-year-old girl succumbed to the elements outside her family’s apartment here Monday morning after she somehow exited the residence in the predawn hours, police said. First responders were called to 10 Maple St. around 7:10 a.m. after the child was found unresponsive outside the apartment by a neighbor, according to the Newport Police Department. The girl, who had recently moved into the residence with her mother and twin brother, was pronounced dead at the scene. The mother’s boyfriend was also present in the apartment Monday morning, police said. Advertisement Police did not name the victim, but the child’s relatives identified her as Sophia Van Schoick. Get Metro … [Read more...] about Toddler found dead outside N.H. home in bitterly cold weather
Updated 2:57 pm PST, Wednesday, January 2, 2019 Workers scrape a sign off a display window outside Lord & Taylor's flagship Fifth Avenue store after it closed for good mid-afternoon, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, in New York. The venerable 104 year-old department stored known for its animated Christmas windows closed after a blowout sale that left whole floors empty. less Workers scrape a sign off a display window outside Lord & Taylor's flagship Fifth Avenue store after it closed for good mid-afternoon, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, in New York. The venerable 104 year-old department ... more Photo: Kathy Willens, AP Photo: Kathy Willens, AP Image 1 of / 5 Caption Close Image 1 of 5 Workers scrape a sign off a display window outside Lord & Taylor's flagship Fifth Avenue store … [Read more...] about Lord & Taylor flagship store locks its doors forever
Editor’s Note: Ten days after this story about the death of Laura Levis was published on BostonGlobe.com, the leaders of Somerville hospital’s parent company, Cambridge Health Alliance, met with her husband, Peter DeMarco, at the Globe’s Boston office. DeMarco, who had talked about the story on NBC Nightly News and other outlets, had asked CHA nearly a month earlier to answer questions about his wife’s death. * * * SEPTEMBER 16, 2016, 4:23:59 A.M. 911 operator: “This line is recorded. Where is your emergency?” Laura: “I’m at Somerville Hospital.” 911 operator: “I’m sorry. Where are you?” Laura: “Somerville Hospital.” 911 operator: “OK, what’s the emergency?” Laura: “I’m having an asthma attack. I’m dying.” 911 operator: “Whereabouts are you at the hospital?” Laura: “Emergency room.” 911 operator: “OK.” Laura: … [Read more...] about Laura Levis was left to die outside an ER. Why were the doors locked?