After my situational awareness saved me from a lunatic in Alaska, I realized how important it is to recognize Threat Indicators before your in immediate danger.
Some call this staying left of bang.
The most battle-proven Threat Indicators are from the war in Iraq and Afghanistan.
In fact, check this out.
Former Marine Yousaf Badou developed this list of 13 threat indicators. Following his time in the military, he became the lead instructor for the Marine Corps Combat Hunter Program. Combat Hunter teaches soldiers how to proactively identify individuals with violent intentions before they strike by watching for these specific behavior patterns.
Here they are
13 Threat Indicators
1.Weapons in peoples hands
2. Brandishing of objects like knives, screwdrivers, and pool cues that a man can use as a weapons
3. Individuals or groups running
6.Attempts to block entrances
8.Trembling of hands
10.Sudden Reddening of the face
11.Presence of masks
13. Confrontation by groups or
If you see a man do one thing on this list, you’re looking at a possible threat, so you need to pay attention. If you identify 3 Threat Indicators, you’re looking at a Threat.
Once you identify a threat, take immediate action.
Has anyone on here ever seen three things on this list at the same time ? if so what happened?
Just today I was at the store and I heard a man shouting which is number 5 on the list and looked and he was running after a single woman while screaming at her. The woman was running as fast as she could towards the store away from him. I instantly look at the scene and said a Possible threat to that woman because of the two threat indicators.