After Ex-Employee Kills 2, How Common Is Workplace Violence?Play
Wednesday's fatal shooting of a local TV reporter and cameraman in Moneta, Virginia, is raising questions about violence in the workplace. Authorities identified the gunman as Vester Lee Flanagan, a former employee of the same TV station, WDBJ.
Flanagan, now dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, was fired from the station in 2013. According to the general manager, Jeff Marks, he was escorted out of the building by local police when he did not take it well.
Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with psychiatrist Joel Dvoskin about how common these acts of violence are and how best to prevent them from happening.
- Joel Dvoskin, forensic and clinical psychologist and an expert with the Threat Assessment Group.
This segment aired on August 27, 2015.