Latest Workplace violence News

2 critically hurt in workplace shooting in Fort Lauderdale

May. 14, 2021 13:24 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A workplace shooting critically injured two people when an argument broke out among co-workers in South Florida on Friday morning, police said. Fort Lauderdale police Det. DeAnna Greenlaw told news outlets that one employee shot two...

Hearing on Jan. 6 violence exposes stark partisan divisions

May. 12, 2021 21:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans sought to rewrite the history of the Jan. 6 insurrection during a rancorous congressional hearing Wednesday, painting the Trump supporters who attacked the building as mostly peaceful patriots and downplaying repeatedly the violence of the day. ...

Police: 3 hurt in Florida mall shooting as shoppers scatter

May. 08, 2021 21:03 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A shooting at a South Florida shopping mall that was sparked by a fight between two groups of people sent panicked shoppers fleeing and left three persons injured Saturday afternoon, police and witnesses said. Live aerial television news footage showed...

Sheriff: Wisconsin casino shooter was fired employee

May. 03, 2021 14:19 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A man who shot and killed two people and wounded a third at a northeastern Wisconsin tribal casino restaurant had been fired from the eatery and ordered by a court to leave his former supervisor alone, according to court records. Bruce Pofahl, 62,...

Police fatally shoot gunman who killed 2 at Wisconsin casino

May. 02, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Tribal leaders in northeastern Wisconsin were in shock Sunday hours after a gunman opened fire at their casino complex, killing two people and wounding another in what witnesses described as a hailstorm of bullets. Brown County Sheriff’s Lt. Kevin...

Police: Long Island store shooter was a 'troubled employee'

Apr. 21, 2021 14:43 PM EDT

A man who killed a manager and wounded two workers at a Long Island grocery store was a “troubled employee” who had been reprimanded in recent months for threatening and sexually harassing colleagues, police said Wednesday. Gabriel DeWitt Wilson, a shopping cart...

Officer in Black man's killing: from leader to defendant

Apr. 14, 2021 20:30 PM EDT

In a matter of days, the white police officer who fatally shot a Black man in a Minneapolis suburb went from being a respected professional who trained less experienced colleagues and led the department's union, to a criminal defendant held up by community activists as a symbol of police...

McDonald's to mandate anti-harassment training worldwide

Apr. 14, 2021 13:58 PM EDT

McDonald’s said Wednesday that it will mandate worker training to combat harassment, discrimination and violence in its restaurants worldwide starting next year. The training will be required for 2 million workers at 39,000 stores worldwide. ...

Lawyer: Man accused in Texas mass shooting was harassed

Apr. 14, 2021 12:48 PM EDT

BRYAN, Texas (AP) — The employee accused of opening fire at a Texas cabinet-making company was harassed by his colleagues before he fatally shot one man and wounded five other co-workers, his lawyer said. Larry Bollin remained in a Brazos County jail Wednesday on...

Final report finds no motive in Virginia Beach mass shooting

Mar. 24, 2021 13:50 PM EDT

Police in Virginia Beach cannot determine a motive for a city engineer's rampage in 2019 that killed 12 people in the municipal building where he worked, according to the city's final investigative report released Wednesday. “Despite exhaustive investigative work and...