UK: Mass poisoning leaves 25 prison guards ill when inmates ‘laced curry with zombie drug’

A ‘mass poisoning’ put prison guards in hospital after inmates allegedly added the wrong type of ‘spice’ to a ‘staff special curry’. Prisoners working in the staff canteen of the high-security HMP Swaleside, on the Isle of Sheppey in Kent, Read More …

UK: Controlled explosion carried out in Caddington as counter-terror police arrest man in Bedfordshire

A man has been arrested by counter-terrorism officers after “a number of suspicious substances” were found at a property in Bedfordshire. Police said an ordnance disposal team had carried out a “controlled explosion” at the site on Hyde Road, Caddington, Read More …

Toronto Union Station ‘coughing’ incident leaves commuters with more burning questions than answers

During a Sunday evening commute at Union Station, a Reddit user reported feeling a burning sensation in their mouth before beginning to cough. “Within 30 seconds around 20 people were coughing or covering their mouth and trying to get out Read More …

NNSA delivers training at German military school to improve the country’s interagency response

Last month, NNSA’s Office of Nuclear Incident Policy and Cooperation (NIPC); the NATO Joint Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Defence Centre of Excellence; and the German CBRN Defence, Safety, and Environmental Protection School teamed up to deliver emergency preparedness Read More …

New York National Guard sharpens disaster readiness skills during Homeland Response Force exercise

CAMP SMITH TRAINING SITE, New York – Soldiers from the New York National Guard’s 42nd Infantry Division came together at Camp Smith Training Site near Peekskill, April 15 to 19 to hone their command and control capabilities as the Region Read More …

Freight train derails, explosive found – TSA exercise with Union Pacific

Imagine a freight train derails and emergency responders rush to the scene, only to find the derailment worse than they thought. They discover an improvised explosive device (IED) on one of the derailed tank cars that was spewing toxic chemicals. Fortunately, Read More …

New Jersey, Delaware, Idaho Guard Conduct Interagency Training

TRENTON, N.J. – The New Jersey, Delaware and Idaho National Guard participated in interagency chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and high-yield explosives training with the FBI and state and local law enforcement March 25-28. In the training scenario, the FBI has Read More …

UK: At least 15 ill after suspected poisoning at jail

Six people are in hospital after a suspected food poisoning incident at Lewes Prison. A further 10 or 11 people have been treated, with deliberately-contaminated food being considered as a possible cause. Of those in hospital three are prisoners. Another Read More …

Army civilian operational planner recognized for enabling global CBRNE deployments

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. – An Army civilian operational planner was recognized for enabling global deployments at the U.S. military’s premier Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives (CBRNE) command. Nathan C. Cantwell was selected as the 20th CBRNE Command Civilian of Read More …

Louisiana: DHS Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office, City of New Orleans Hosts Readiness Event

In partnership with the City of New Orleans, with the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office (CWMD), is hosting a multiday readiness event from Monday, March 18, through Friday, March 22. The purpose of this Read More …