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Former FBI Agent Opines On Paris Killings & How U.S. Can Safeguard Itself Against Such Attacks


Twelve people were killed when gunmen shouting Islamist slogans barged into the offices of satirical newspapers Charlie Hebdo in Paris, France, on Wednesday and open fired.

Former FBI Special Agent in Charge, Don Clark, was on CNBC to discuss the attack and the steps that U.S. business owners and citizens can take to protect themselves against such attacks.

"Well there is always the possibility of the lone wolf, but we have to go back and look at who could have been in a position to get these people to do such things. Usually, the lone wolf does something simply because of they couldn’t have gotten in with some of the other people who wanted them to do this thing and they didn’t think they needed them and they went on it," Clark said.

What Businesses And Individuals Need To Do For Their Safety?

"Well, I think businesses as well as citizens as well, have got to consider safety of all aspects of our lives, whether business, whether schools, whatever it might be. We got to look at it today because there are numerous types of organizations and individuals who choose that approach to try to do either something they want to be done or some of the reason that sometimes we don’t always know what those reasons might have been."

When asked whether U.S. is adequately prepared to handle situations like these, Clark replied, "I think, the United States has taken a really good stance at knowing that they need to look at a lot of different areas to try to protect the citizens of the United States."


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