11 May, 2021 Hotel Attacks
(Muir Analytics’ Quick Brief is broadly based on the Pentagon EXSUM briefing method. The aim is to quickly explain an evolving hotel threat issue in about 15 lines in executive summary format. Muir has added a quick analysis of the issue that can help hotels mitigate certain risks.)
First, the US suffers from 30-50+ hotel attacks each month, many of them at 3–5-star hotels, so this Radisson shooting is not surprising. America suffers from a nationwide hotel crime epidemic.
Second, the Radisson hotel-casino complex, in this case, is a gun-free zone, but most hotel shooters are career criminals or persons with mental disorders who ignore firearms laws. It is notable that the shooter in this case also ignored the restraining order against him.
Third, anger and revenge are common reasons for hotel violence, and disgruntled hotel employees occasionally lash out. Likewise, hotel employees are frequent victims of hotel violence. Muir Analytics keeps a registry of hotel violence perpetrators and victims in its SecureHotel Threat Portal.
Fourth, initial reporting indicates effective law enforcement response in this case. Police decisively neutralized the shooter. No more people were killed in a situation that might otherwise have resulted in a higher casualty count – possibly even a massacre.
Fifth, Oneida tribal officials said they would be reviewing the incident along with law enforcement to improve security and reduce risks. Hotel threat intelligence can improve hotel risk reduction by enhancing physical security, crisis response, PR, consequence management, insurance calibration, architecture hardening, hotel staff training, and negligence lawsuit preparedness.
Muir Analytics runs the world’s largest, most sophisticated hotel violence database – the SecureHotel Threat Portal. Armed with this powerful intelligence, Muir can aid the hospitality sector with full-spectrum risk reduction advising and help hotels protect staff, guests, hotel buildings, brands, and revenues. Contact us for a consultation: 1-833-DATA-444.
“Oneida Casino reopens to customers after Saturday’s shooting,” WBAY News, 6 May 2021.
“Radisson gunman threatened former boss before deadly shooting but allowed by court to possess firearms,” Green Bay Press-Gazette, 4 May 2021.
“Brown County Sheriff’s Office to speak at 10 a.m. on Oneida shooting,” WBAY News, 3 May 2021.
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