Secret Service Report Identifies Warning Signs for Mass Attacks in the US
- Most of the attackers utilized firearms, and half departed the site on their own or committed suicide
- Half were motivated by a grievance related to a domestic situation, workplace, or other personal issue.
- Two-thirds had histories of mental health symptoms, including depressive, suicidal, and psychotic symptoms
- Nearly all had at least one significant stressor within the last five years, and over half had indications of financial instability in that timeframe.
- Nearly all made threatening or concerning communications and more than three-quarters elicited concern from others prior to carrying out their attacks.
To mitigate future attacks, the report stressed the importance of: