Antioch Waffle House shooting included in Secret Service report on attacks in public spaces

Posted at 1:56 PM, Jul 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-09 14:56:47-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF)  — The Secret Service has released its annual report on mass attacks in public spaces and included the Antioch Waffle House shooting on the list.

The study by the U.S. Secret Service National Threat Assessment Center focused on 27 incidents between January and December 2018. In each case, three or more people were harmed and were carried out in public places – including schools, workplaces, houses of worship – in the U.S.

The Antioch Waffle House shooting was included on the list. Four people were killed when a gunman opened fire in the restaurant on April 22, 2018.

“The National Threat Assessment Center has unique and unparalleled experience in identifying threats to safety and preventing tragedies,” U.S. Secret Service Director James Murray said. “This report provides our communities with information and best practices to recognize and prevent future violence.”

The deadly shooting at Marshall County High School in Kentucky was also included in the report.

Click here to view the entire report.