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Local County Officer Reacts To Horrific Las Vegas Attacks

Olmsted County Sheriff’s Captain Scott Behrns joined James Rabe and Andy Brownell for Rochester Today on Newstalk 1340 KROC-AM this morning, to talk about what happened in Las Vegas last night, and how you as an individual can protect yourself if you were ever in a situation like this.

Capt. Behrns offered his reaction to what happened, and just like all of us, he was completely shocked at what happened.

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Capt. Behrns shared his experience while in Vegas this year, and remembers the venue and what it is like. He describes the area as nothing special, and basically a sandy pit, there really wasn’t much too it.

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It was a tragic massacre last night, and Capt. Behrns offered some insight on what you can do to protect yourself and the people you are with.

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When the shooting started, why did the band keep playing? Why were people still standing there? According to Capt. Behrns, it takes almost 15-20 seconds for the people to recognize the gun shots, and it is a sound that most people have never heard before.

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This is far from over, too. The officers involved will be hard at work for days to finish this investigation:

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It was a horrific attack, and it will take time before we have all the details as to why this happened.

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