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Popcorn Company Employee Took Exec Hostage At Gunpoint, Police Say

Popcorn Company Employee Took Exec Hostage At Gunpoint, Police Say

A day after the country was reeling from the shocking Boston Marathon bombings, a small Southern California company reportedly was in the grips of its own violent drama. Leonora Banuelos walked into her office at Popcornopolis with a semiautomatic pistol and took her boss hostage, authorities said. Banuelos, 21... Read More »

Phoenix Office Shooting: Why Is Workplace Violence On The Rise?

Phoenix Office Shooting: Why Is Workplace Violence On The Rise?

The news of another office shooting raises the question: Why is workplace violence on the rise? On Wednesday, a gunman, 70-year old Arthur Douglas Harmon, allegedly shot and killed 48-year old Steve Singer, CEO of the Scottsdale-based Fusion Contact Centers LLC, a call center company. Fusion allegedly had... Read More »

Workplace Homicides Up 50 Percent In The Last Year

Workplace Homicides Up 50 Percent In The Last Year

The massacre at the Sandy Hook elementary school reinvigorated the dormant debate over gun control and how best to stop the gun violence in schools. Now, new research suggests that violence in the workplace also has jumped dramatically, with workplace killings up 50 percent in the past year alone. Read More »

Empire State Building Shooting: Could Your Co-Worker Be A Threat?

Empire State Building Shooting: Could Your Co-Worker Be A Threat?

The morning commute in New York City was interrupted Friday with word that a gunman opened fire outside the Empire State Building. Jeffrey Johnson, a fashion accessories designer who was laid off last year, shot and killed a former colleague, Steve Ercolino, police said. Then he reportedly fired at the police... Read More »

Workplace Violence: Is The Recession Inspiring Worker Rage?

Workplace Violence: Is The Recession Inspiring Worker Rage?

It was perhaps the least appropriate time to make a threat to a co-worker using a "Batman" reference. But in late July, Neil Prescott's bosses at Pitney Bowes told him over the phone that he was being fired, he apparently was livid. "I'm a Joker and I'm gonna load my guns and blow everybody up," Prescott, 28,... Read More »

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