Theater shooting highlights difficulties with lone offenders and ‘soft targets,’ said NJ fusion center

Mark Rockwell
gsnmagazine.com

An incident assessment issued by the New Jersey intelligence fusion center in the hours after the mass shooting in Colorado showed that although law enforcement didn’t believe terrorism was involved, it illustrated the pernicious security difficulties with lone shooters and soft targets.

An incident assessment posted by the New Jersey Regional Operations Intelligence Center (ROIC) on July 20 following the attack, said the “greatest threat facing security officials today is that of the Lone Offender or Homegrown Violent Extremist,” because of their focus on simple plots with short operational cycles that give law enforcement little time to detect and disrupt them.

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