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Change at Jersey City health offices due to nearby stabbing, workers say

JERSEY CITY[1] A deadly stabbing on Monticello Avenue[2] has led to a change at the nearby headquarters of the city health department, where workers say a rear entrance is now off limits.

The health offices are located in trailers on Summit Avenue, with a rear entrance on Storms Avenue, located about 1,000 feet from the site of Saturday night’s stabbing, which claimed the life of 26-year-old Troy Brandon. There’s a gate that has always been closed after hours, but with the recent violence, it’s now largely shuttered during the day too, workers told The Jersey Journal.

“This is not the best neighborhood,” one said. City spokesman Ryan Jacobs disputed that there was a change, saying the rear gate is not locked and health workers “generally close it when a security guard isn’t present.” But workers say it wasn’t closed during office hours until yesterday.

Authorities say Brandon was stabbed in the torso on Saturday at about 10:15 p.m. when he was coming to the aid of an assault victim. Froylan Lopez, 28, of Oak Street, was arrested on Sunday and charged in the murder[3].

Isaias Vilorio, 20, of West New York, visits the area often to see his grandmother, who lives on Storms Avenue, around the corner from where Brandon was killed. Vilorio, who grew up in Jersey City, said the neighborhood is mostly quiet.

“Stabbings that’s not common here,” he said. “Fights, things like that? Sure.”

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Caci Reinforces Security Services with L-3 Buy

Terrorism incidents lend urgency to cybersecurity transactions, with recent purchases by Carlyle and Q2 Holdings

Caci Reinforces Security Services With L-3 Buy December 8, 2015

Caci International Inc. (NYSE: CACI) is buying a business that works with the U.S. Department of Defense and U.S. Federal Civilian Government to provide security and other technology services for $550 million. The transaction comes two days after President Barack Obama addressed the U.S., calling the Dec. 2 mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, a terrorist attack.

The target, L-3 National Security Solutions Inc., provides specialized services, including cyber security, intelligence, enterprise and mission information technology, command and control, big data and physical security, to various national security agencies. The Reston, Virginia-based business has more than 4,000 employees, and more than 90 percent of them have security clearances. Arlington, Virginia-based Caci provides professional services and information technology to national defense, intelligence and other agencies. Caci expects the acquisition to add more than $1 billion in annual revenue. The company is financing the deal through term and revolving debt.

“The acquisition of NSS will strengthen our capabilities in key market areas and allow us to offer a broader array of IT solutions to our customers,” says John Mengucci, COO of Caci. There have been several security-related acquisitions recently. In August, the Carlyle Group (Nasdaq: CG) agreed to buy cybsercurity data firm Novetta[1] from Arlington Capital Partners. Before that, Q2 Holdings Inc. (NYSE: QTWO) agreed to buy financial services security provider Centrix[2] Solutions Inc.

Mergers & Acquisitions predicts more technology related deals, including cybersecurity transactions, will come in 2016. For more, read 16 Middle-Market Trends to Watch in 2016[3]. For more on cybersecurity, see Hacking Drives Cybersecurity Deals[4].


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Officers in East Boston arrested a knife wielding man without using firearms

Officers in East Boston say they were able to subdue a man threatening them with a knife without firing a shot, according to Boston Police. At around midnight Monday morning, officers say they responded to a call from an apartment on Bremen Street. A security guard at the building said a resident had threatened him with a knife and ran back upstairs, according to a post on BPD s blog[1]. Advertisement – Continue Reading Below

Police say they arrived at the apartment and found the suspect holding a large kitchen knife. Officers say they drew their firearms and told the suspect to drop the knife, but he shouted Kill me! Shoot me! and pointed the knife at the officers.

According to police, one officer took shelter in an open elevator, while the other drew the suspect out of the apartment, into the hall, and holstered his weapon while attempting to calm him. The suspect charged towards the officer in the hall, who redrew his weapon, distracting the suspect long enough for the other officer to stun him with pepper spray.

The officers were able to convince the suspect to drop the knife, arrested him, and transported him to a local hospital for treatment.


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