Latest Workplace violence News

Woman told authorities she planned to shoot co-workers

Feb. 21, 2020 8:55 AM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Federal prosecutors have charged a woman who told authorities that she intended to shoot co-workers at the Omaha veterans hospital, starting in the building basement and working her way up. U.S. District Court records say Tina Hardin, 51, has pleaded not guilty to a charge of...

Phoenix police say man dead, 2nd wounded in shooting

Feb. 17, 2020 12:12 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix police say one man died and a second man was wounded when they were shot by a man who had followed them after they picked up their girlfriends from work. Police say in a news release that the dead man realized his vehicle was being followed early Sunday and turned into a west Phoenix...

Police: Mall shooter found dead from apparent suicide

Feb. 14, 2020 4:10 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man accused of fatally shooting a former Under Armour coworker at a Florida mall has been found dead from an apparent suicide, authorities said. A jogger found Daniel Everett's SUV in Fort Pierce and contacted local police, Orlando police Chief Orlando Rolón said during...

1 year after Illinois shooting, police push gun-fee hike

Feb. 13, 2020 7:12 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — In the year since five workers died in a suburban Chicago warehouse shooting, state officials have beefed up illegal firearms enforcement efforts, including the first-ever operations by state authorities to confiscate weapons from those whose gun permits are invalid, Illinois State...

Man, woman charged in fatal Pizza Hut shooting in Kansas

Feb. 12, 2020 7:56 AM EST

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A man and woman have been charged in the fatal shooting of a Pizza Hut employee during a robbery attempt in which the victim's coworkers hid in the freezer of the Kansas City, Kansas, restaurant. Wyandotte County prosecutors announced Tuesday that 33-year-old Gary Winters and...

Police: Under Armour employee killed by man who'd been fired

Feb. 11, 2020 6:07 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Police were searching for a man who shot and killed a former Under Armour coworker after his recent firing from a Florida mall, authorities said Tuesday. Daniel Everett, 46, is considered armed and dangerous, Orlando police Chief Orlando Rolón said during a news conference....

FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2019, file photo, Portland Police Chief Danielle Outlaw poses for a photo in Portland, Ore. Outlaw was named Philadelphia's new police commissioner and will start work on Monday, Feb. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer, File)

New Philadelphia police chief starts amid surge in homicides

Feb. 9, 2020 3:18 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The new commissioner of the nation's fourth-largest city police force will start work Monday amid a surge in homicides and calls for action to address ongoing allegations of racism and gender discrimination. Danielle Outlaw, the former police chief of Portland, Oregon, was chosen by...

Investigation: Former lawmaker likely violated House policy

Feb. 6, 2020 7:59 PM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A workplace conduct investigation into former Democratic Rep. Jeff Morris found that he likely violated the Washington House's policy against harassment and intimidation and “unreasonably interfered with individuals' work performance.” A four-page summary of the the...

Hotel cook sentenced for workplace shooting threat

Jan. 27, 2020 7:43 PM EST

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California hotel cook who threatened to shoot up his workplace and kept an arsenal at his home has been sentenced to three years and eight months in prison. Thirty-seven-year-old Rodolfo Montoya pleaded no contest earlier this month to two felony counts of making...

Reunion site named after hero of Virginia Beach shooting

Jan. 25, 2020 5:26 PM EST

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — The post office where survivors reunited after a mass shooting in a Virginia Beach government office building now is named after the man who gave his own life for his co-workers. A plaque was unveiled Friday honoring Ryan Keith Cox at the post office that now bears his name, The...