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Lone gunman-types can be more difficult to prevent for law enforcement than larger-scale terrorist attacks. (Photo credit should read RAUL ARBOLEDA/AFP/Getty Images)

‘Lone Gunman’ Situations A Policing Nightmare

He’s hard to pick out of a crowd. He has no criminal record. Often, he hasn’t told anyone about his plans. He’s compiled a weapons cache legally. He doesn’t show up on any law enforcement radar until after he’s acted.