FBI disrupts shootings through interventions

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Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) - The FBI says it's prevented an increasing number of shootings and violent attacks this year in part by steering potential gunmen toward mental health professionals.
   
The FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit has worked for years with state and local law enforcement to profile potential offenders with the goal of preventing violent crimes like mass shootings.
   
A division of the unit says that through November, it's conferred on 148 cases in which shootings and attacks were prevented, and increase of 33 percent from 2012.
 

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