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How do you protect yourself.
If you're ever in the middle of an attack like the Boston bombings.
Joining me now is -- -- -- -- -- a former special agent in Secret Service and security expert good morning to you good morning that you get some points here and one of the first ones you say it's obviously for people just be aware of their surroundings.
We've seen this photo now released for the first time today where there was a duffel bag next to a mailbox and yet hundreds of people around it.
Ostensibly didn't notice it what should they be looking for.
He should have situational awareness wherever you golf so what does that mean when he -- in any event.
Do an assessment when you arrive at take two minutes to figure out what is around you what am -- standing next to.
Cool my standing next to if there's a trash can our mailbox don't stand there.
Somebody could conceal something in and you can't see it could stand some more outs if you see a duffel bag.
See something that's why -- -- -- see something say something if you see somebody carrying something odd that doesn't fit into the environment.
He should really seek out law enforcement and bring it to their attention and you say to look at the people around you even to the point of no problem still -- at them walking.
Yes right as people we don't like to look at people -- that -- second rule anything more than two seconds you're staring tea being rude you know what would be really.
Pay attention to who's next he what are they wearing hotter than luck paddy carrying themselves but with their behaviors are what are they communicating -- -- not to verbally.
But non verbally as well.
Know where you will evacuate so -- -- and people get on airplanes they'll say OK I'm five rows from the nearest exit but you're talking about in just in general.
Right yes when he hit indoors or outdoors in the specific -- bang your barricaded -- Writing an area -- Watching -- marathon go on when you get there -- if something happened I want to eat grass it's two ways out.
If something happens on this site I will go out this way if something happens on this site I'll go out that way police get yourself that -- don't try to figure it out when it's happening because those few seconds that it takes you.
To figure out what to do when things break at.
That could cost you -- alive.
Let's take a look now that picture that I was alluding to here is the picture of the backpack they believe the bomb may have been inside -- that it's next to.
Some sort of a mailbox container there when you make of that when you see that.
If you when you look at that it doesn't fit in there it's just sitting there no one's said anything no one's paying attention.
It's just it's very obvious somebody should -- picked up on it but we collected -- collectively as people we're still focused on ourselves and -- You know what we're doing we don't stop to look around us we assume.
Police are gonna take care of everything well you know what there's one officer to maybe 500 people a thousand people how much can that officer -- Finally what about our kids what can we tell them.
You know a lot of people think that this is a very sensitive topic and it is but there's a great way to deal with it.
We talk about fires and we do fire drills in school so why is this any different.
-- can kill you I can cause severe injuries -- take that same approach with children.
And it's the way you present the information if you're content get collected if -- logical.
And you really it is today your child they'll understand.
But if you're scared if you're fearful if -- emotional that would transcend on to your child and when something happens they will draw on those emotions.
And so many parents grappling with that on myself included to thank you so much better buys.
At any upon Paris former special agent with the US Secret Service she knows she's talking about thank you thank you.
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