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Baltimore Protest Timeline

Posted by Miranda Tomic on May 1, 2015 11:01:44 AM

Baltimore has been experiencing heavy unrest over the past week in response to the death of Freddie Gray. Gray, a 25 year old black man, was arrested with an illegal switchblade knife after running from Baltimore Police at the intersection of W. North Avenue and N. Mount Street on April 12th. He sustained injuries to his voice box and spinal cord while in being transported to the Western District Police Station and died one week later on April 19th. The Baltimore Police Department completed an investigation into Gray’s death and presented their findings to prosecutors on Thursday, April 30th.
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Topics: Freddie Gray, Baltimore Riots, Baltimore

EDC Spotlight: Tim and Parnell

Posted by Miranda Tomic on Apr 28, 2015 9:30:20 AM

MSA’s Explosive Detection Canine (EDC) program deploys trained explosive detection dogs and their handlers to protect the personnel and property of corporate and government clients throughout the country. Our EDC blog highlights some of these hard working teams, both on and off the job!

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Topics: explosive detection canine, Bomb Dogs, edc, edc spotlight, asis nyc

EDC Spotlight: Tom and Eisner

Posted by Miranda Tomic on Apr 6, 2015 3:48:56 PM

MSA’s Explosive Detection Canine (EDC) program deploys trained explosive detection dogs and their handlers to protect the personnel and property of corporate and government clients throughout the country. Our EDC blog highlights some of these hard working teams, both on and off the job!

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Topics: explosive detection canine, msa security, bomb dog, edc spotlight

Alert: NYC Building Explosion

Posted by Miranda Tomic on Mar 26, 2015 4:54:00 PM

A mixed occupancy building at 125 Second Avenue has collapsed and is engulfed in flames. It is reportedly a mass casualty incident. It is unclear whether the gas explosion or collapse was the initial cause of the accident. Streets and public transportation in the area have been shut down. Emergency workers are on the scene, which is now being classified as a five alarm fire. 

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Topics: msa intel alert, Explosion

EDC Spotlight: Fran and Tasha

Posted by Miranda Tomic on Mar 16, 2015 9:25:00 AM

MSA’s Explosive Detection Canine (EDC) program deploys trained explosive detection dogs and their handlers to protect the personnel and property of corporate and government clients throughout the country. Our EDC blog highlights some of these hard working teams, both on and off the job!

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Topics: explosive detection canine, msa security, bomb dog, edc spotlight

EDC Spotlight: Vinnie and Cindy

Posted by Miranda Tomic on Feb 23, 2015 10:10:32 AM

MSA’s Explosive Detection Canine (EDC) program deploys trained explosive detection dogs and their handlers to protect the personnel and property of corporate and government clients throughout the country. Our EDC blog highlights some of these hard working teams, both on and off the job!

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Topics: explosive detection canine, msa security, bomb dog, edc spotlight

MSA Intel Alert: Copenhagen Shootings

Posted by Lori Hickey on Feb 17, 2015 1:00:00 PM

On Saturday, February 14, gunman Omar el-Hussein opened fire at three separate locations in Copenhagen, Denmark. Two victims were killed and five police officers injured over the course of the attacks. The first attack occurred at the Krudttonden cultural center, which was hosting a seminar on free speech, blasphemy and art. The event was attended by Lars Vilks, a controversial Swedish cartoonist who had published a caricature of the Prophet Mohammad, as well as the French Ambassador. Unable to gain entry into the event, Hussein opened fire outside the perimeter of the building, firing shots through the windows before fleeing the scene. The second attack occurred later in the day at a synagogue on Crystal Street in central Copenhagen. Police then traced Hussein to the city’s Norrebro district, where he engaged in a shootout, and was fatally shot by police. Two men accused of helping to hide Hussein and dispose of the weapon have also been detained.

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Topics: Active Shooter, msa intel alert, omar el-hussein, copenhagen

EDC Spotlight: Jaime and Amber

Posted by Miranda Tomic on Feb 9, 2015 10:00:00 AM

MSA’s Explosive Detection Canine (EDC) program deploys trained explosive detection dogs and their handlers to protect the personnel and property of corporate and government clients throughout the country. Our EDC blog highlights some of these hard working teams, both on and off the job!

Jaime and Amber are one of MSA’s West Coast EDC teams. Based in San Diego, they came on board in 2014 when MSA acquired the West Coast Company, Pacific Shield. The team works part time from San Diego, flying or driving to sites throughout the South West. They regularly patrol large stadiums and sporting venues, as well as concerts and air cargo hubs.

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Topics: explosive detection canine, bomb dog, edc, msa west coast

ATM Skimming: What You Should Know

Posted by Miranda Tomic on Feb 4, 2015 10:00:00 AM


ATM "skimming” is an illegal activity that results in millions of dollars of theft annually from unsuspecting card holders worldwide. It is a two phase process in which criminals steal information from an ATM card’s magnetic strip and the associated Personal Identification (PIN) number. Though it is a common crime, a card holder who is aware of this danger and knows what signs to look for can protect himself and his wallet.

ATM skimming occurs when a criminal installs an undetectable device into a card reader at a machine or a bank vestibule entry point. This device records the card holder’s bank account data. Criminals create this device themselves. It is made out of plastic and looks similar to the original ATM card reader. It is often undetectable, but may be improperly affixed and/or visibly loose.
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Topics: Fraud, Bank Fraud

MSA Security's Fan Guide to Super Bowl XLIX!

Posted by Lori Hickey on Jan 31, 2015 12:22:50 PM


The Super Bowl is the single largest sporting event in the United States. This year, the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks will face off in Super Bowl XLIX at the University of Phoenix stadium in Glendale, Arizona. The stadium has a capacity of 63,400 people, however the game is expected to draw a larger crowd of 100,000+ people, including tailgaters. 

With that in mind, MSA has compiled a list of policies, guidelines, and helpful suggestions for fans attending or tailgating at the event. For live updates during the Super Bowl, follow us on twitter at the handle @MSASecurity or through our hashtag, #MSASuperBowlXLIX.
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Topics: super bowl security, Super Bowl XLIX, Fan Guide

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