OPD brings awareness to active killer threats

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) While violent crime is down nationwide the type of threats Americans face are evolving. Wednesday night Omaha police held a special presentation at Millard North High School.on active killer scenarios.

During the presentation, Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer said we need to face facts when it comes to potential deadly scenarios.

"It's not pleasant to talk about but it's a fact of life in our country right now. OPD doesn't want to shy away from it we want to get out and educate what's going on," said Schmaderer.

OPD says most active killer threats happen in schools, but can still happen in businesses, much like what we saw in 2007 at Von Maur. Nine people were killed in the shooting.

Safety at work is one of the reasons Annie Lewis wanted to attend Wednesday's presentation.

"I work at Cabela's and we are trying to learn about safety at Cabela's if anyone breaks in at Cabela's what would we do," said Lewis.

OPD urges anyone to say something if they see something.