Monday, September 19, 2016
Public Service Announcement - Suspect in NYC Bombing IDed - Be Cognizant of Your Surroundings
I figure I have a responsibility to the community here at The Tavern greaterer than just gaming. Many of those that read The Tavern are from the NYC Metro area and beyond, and your safety is important to me.
I just sent my wife to work this morning with the knowledge that she works 10 blocks from Saturday's bombing (and even closer to the unexploded bomb recovered)
My son works at JFK airport, where the car with five occupants and weapons that was stopped by the JTTF on the Belt Parkway last night was apparently heading.
Be aware of your surroundings. Get you head out of your phone or tablet. Turn the volume down on your headphones. "If you see something, say something" isn't just for posters and commercials, it can save your life or that of your neighbors. Your best protection in times like this is awareness (not that I didn't order a ballistic insert for my wife's backpack Saturday night - any small way to improve one's odds of survival when the unimaginable occurs is worth the investment)
If you see the above wanted individual, do not confront, do not engage - call 911 and describe exactly what he was wearing and the direction he was heading. Note any packages or bags he may be carrying.
Most importantly, be safe.
We'll return to our usual gaming goodness later today.
edit - suspect apprehended after shootout with police in Linden NJ