Hero security guard saves colleagues’ lives as he shoots ‘drugged-up’ robber in terrifying bank raid
Brian Harrison will not face criminal charges after firing two shots and fatally injuring the masked man.
Brian Harrison fired two shots at Laurence Turner (Photo: Liveleak/ Juggernaut)
In the clip, Turner can be seen shooting into the air and it is at this point that Harrison and Turner exchange gunfire. After guns are fired, Turner turns and tries to flee from the bank, but collapses from his rooms in the doorway.
Shocking footage shows moment bank robber is fatally shot by security guard (Photo: Liveleak/ Juggernaut) Laurence Turner died at the scene (Photo: Rockford Police Department)
No employees were injured during the incident and no customers inside the bank were hurt.
Authorities believe Turner may have been involved in similar robberies in the Rockford area of the past few months.
Winnebago County State’s Attorney Joe Bruscato said: “There is no doubt in my mind that the actions of Brian Harrison saved the lives of those that were employees in the Alpine Bank location on that date and saved his own life.”
New mum embarrassed and humiliated after Heathrow Airport security dumped five days’ worth of breast milk
Katie Langan, 33, had expressed the milk for her one-year-old daughter Layla during a five-day break in which she celebrated New Year’s Eve with friends in London. But the HR manager was shocked when airport security seized 10 bags each containing 80ml of milk as she travelled home to the Netherlands. Katie said she offered to check the milk in and even pay 60 for extra baggage, but the male staff member insisted that it had failed security so it had to be confiscated.
The expressed breast milk that was confiscated by airport security (Photo: SWNS)
Katie, originally of Swansea, South Wales, said she was treated with “contempt” and a “lack of respect” and was left in tears in front of queues of people on New Year’s Day.
“I was totally heartbroken that I had to dump this breast milk that I had put love and time into pumping . It is a chore but it’s a labour of love.
“This means that the next time I go away, my baby can’t have breast milk.”
She added: “I just don’t want other women to experience what I experienced.
“I was absolutely horrified by the guy’s reaction . I was quite creative in thinking up solutions and thought of a few different ways that I could get around it.
Katie says she was left humiliated and embarrassed (Photo: SWNS)
“But he was not willing to help me . It was extremely frustrating.
“It was either stand there and argue with him or miss my flight, which I didn’t want to do because I had been away from my baby.”
While Katie was away she pumped two to three times a day, giving her 10 bags of milk containing roughly 80ml, each of which took around 20 minutes to pump.
If mums don’t continue to express milk when they’re away from their babies3 , their supply reduces meaning that they cannot produce as much when they return. Katie has travelled 20 times over the past year for work, through airports including Boston, Istanbul, Bristol, Amsterdam and Edinburgh.
Katie with daughter Layla and partner Winus Van Asselt (Photo: SWNS)
She always carries the milk in special bags which staff x-ray, inspect and swab, and she has never had any problems getting it through security.
Katie, who lives in the Netherlands with her partner Winus Van Asselt, 34, said: “When I arrive at security I always announce that I’m travelling with breast milk to alert them and they usually do separate testing.
“This time as usual I went through the x-ray machine and when I got to the end this man opened up my bag.
“He said, ‘It is above the limit for general liquids.’ I said, ‘Breast milk is exempt, I have done this before and never had a problem.’
“He said he couldn’t understand why I was travelling with breast milk without my baby.”
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She said the man handled her breast milk “like it was dog food” and added: “They just don’t care.
“I received a response from Heathrow but it was just copy and paste bull c*** from the policy.”
She added: “Why is Heathrow so much stricter than other airports I have travelled through in Europe and not had a problem?”
The current limit for liquids in carry-on luggage is 100ml, with larger amounts needing to be checked in.
Parents travelling through UK airports can take breast milk on a plane as long as they are travelling with a baby or infant, according to the Department for Transport4 . Heathrow Airport said that it has a legal obligation to enforce to regulations.
A spokesperson said: “We do appreciate that this has been a frustrating experience for Ms Langan and we always regret causing inconvenience.”
“When travelling without your child, the restriction limits apply without exception,” they added.
“Passengers wishing to transport in excess of that are welcome to do so in their hold luggage.”
A manhunt is under way for a gunman believed to have been dressed as Santa who killed at least 39 people in a New Year nightclub attack in Istanbul. Another 70 people were wounded in the armed rampage, which Istanbul’s governor described as a “terrorist attack”. At least 16 foreign nationals were among the dead at the club which was popular with tourists, the Turkish interior ministry said. The gunman killed a policeman and civilian outside the Reina nightclub at about 1.15am local time, before opening fire at random inside the building, packed with 600 people celebrating the New Year. The gunman, reportedly wearing a Father Christmas outfit and carrying a long-barrelled weapon, remains at large.
“The search for the terrorist continues.. . I hope (the assailant) will be captured quickly, God willing,” said interior minister Suleyman Soylu. He added: “This was a massacre, a truly inhuman savagery.”
One reveller told how she had to lift dead bodies off her to escape the building after the attack at 1.45am local time on Sunday. Other party-goers are reported to have jumped into the Bosphorus to escape the slaughter. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said the attack was designed to destabilise the country and lead to chaos. Television footage showed ambulances and police vehicles on the street outside the club in the Ortakoy district. Sinem Uyanik said she saw several bodies inside the club, which is on the European side of the river, and her husband Lutfu Uyanik was wounded. “Before I could understand what was happening, my husband fell on top me,” she said.
“I had to lift several bodies from on top of me before I could get out.”
Governor Vasip Sahin said: “A terrorist with a long-range weapon .. . brutally and savagely …fired bullets on innocent people. “They (the revellers) were there solely to celebrate the New Year and have fun.”
One witness, who was outside the club when the gunman arrived, said: “First he shot at the police . After he shot at the police, he either shot at the man or the woman… “When he targeted the (club’s) security, he took most of them down and went inside . Once he went in, we don’t know what happened . There were gun sounds and after two minutes, the sound of an explosion.” The Foreign Commonwealth Office (FCO) said UK tourists should follow the advice of local authorities while remaining vigilant.
Attempts are being made to see whether any Britons were among the dead and injured. The White House condemned the “horrific” attack, and the “savagery” of the attackers. And British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has called the attack “cowardly” and said: “We stand shoulder to shoulder with our Turkish friends.”
Ahead of the attack, security measures had been heightened in major Turkish cities, with police barring traffic leading up to key city squares. In Istanbul, 17,000 police officers were on duty, some disguised as Santa Claus and others as street vendors, Anadolu reported. Ankara and Istanbul have been targeted by several attacks in 2016 carried out by the Islamic State group or Kurdish rebels.
The attacks have killed more than 180 people.