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Shooting on Las Vegas bus kills 1, ends after 4-hour standoff

A stretch of Las Vegas Boulevard from the Flamingo hotel south to Harmon Avenue was shut down and area hotels were not letting guests leave through front doors. The shooting prompted the Cosmopolitan to initially tell its guests to shelter in place.

Officer stabbed, man shot at LIRR station

The ensuing confrontation was captured on video and described by witnesses. The man stabbed officer John Barnett with no warning. Barnett stepped back, drew his weapon and warned Owens repeatedly to drop his knife. Owens continued approaching Barnett with the knife in his hand.

Transit violence signals need for more security

There were two prevalent news stories this week regarding violence at transit agencies. Both DART and Washington Metro are looking to employ more preventive measures, but are not necessarily in agreement with the public — or among themselves — as to what’s most effective.