Olympic Stabbing Tragedy: He Didn't Have to Die; Enforcement Expert Hank Hayes Gives 5 Life Saving Tips

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Enforcement expert, Hank Hayes, gives 5 life saving tips. Hayes discusses and looks at the anatomy of a knife attack, while providing solutions to being proactive and surviving a knife assault either at home or abroad.

The killer was not behaving suspiciously before the attack

At first look, all would agree that the 2008 Olympic stabbing was a senseless and very tragic event that will affect the lives of many for the rest of their existence, and finish the life of one man forever. Unfortunately, this type of violence will, without question, continue to happen in all parts of the world, even during the most civil of events. However, as one reporter said, "The killer was not behaving suspiciously before the attack," (or so one would like to believe). Military/Law Enforcement subject matter expert, Hank Hayes, will uncover the attackers methods and gives 5 critical life saving tips.

When traveling to other countries or to entertainment events, most people's general mindset is that of a spectator or tourist. They're enjoying the sights, watching the people, and can be easily distracted by the culture. This leaves a person with their guard down, focused on other pleasures, and the door wide open for problems to develop much faster than one can see them coming. Police reports stated that "the suspect was distraught over family problems". This is a key statement says Hayes. In almost all attacks, there are pre-incident indicators. These are "tells" or signposts that the subject is saying he's going to do something.

According to Hayes, all "bad guys" have to select their target, which is known as the "victim selection process". The bad guy scans for the easy prey, formulates his plan of attack and exit strategy, then executes. Let's remember, the bad guy is not walking around town with a butcher knife in his right hand and a soda in his left. Make no mistake. This is a planned attack, which can be constructed piece by piece.

As Chinese investigators and U.S. Embassy officials said, the attack was "an isolated incident". They suggested such random acts are difficult to prevent. Hayes believes this to be true. However, that doesn't mean one has to be a sitting duck or victim to violent acts at home or abroad says Hayes.

The following are 5 tips that, if implemented, may just save a life and the life of those that you love:

1. Just because you're at a civil/pleasurable event, doesn't mean all people at the event are civil and pleasurable. Be mindful and aware of all people in your area.

2. Watch the body language, eyes and facial expressions of others. Look for glaring, scanning or odd temperament signs. If it doesn't feel right it probably isn't.

3. When you sense even the oddest feeling, don't be afraid to keep some distance between the possible problem. This can give you those precious seconds to respond correctly.

4. If the suspected person moves toward you move away and verbally command them to not come any closer. Use the most commanding voice. When a bad guy knows someone is on to them, they think twice about their plan.

5. If the suspected person doesn't listen to your command to stay away, and continues to approach, strike the key three targets (eyes, throat and groin) with uncompromising fury and intent to hurt. Don't leave personal safety up to someone else; take charge of your individual security and life.

About Hank Hayes:
Author Hank Hayes is a senior level military and law enforcement Subject Matter Expert (SME), and has personally trained over 10,000 field operators. He has been credited with "saving thousands of U.S. lives," says USMC Sgtmjr. Hines. His company has more U.S government letters of recommendation than any of the three companies in their niche industry combined. Hank is available for radio, television, and speaking/instructional engagements.

Contact Hank Hayes at NOLIEBLADES.com or NLBGOV.US.

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