Know the location of emergency exits, avoid handling suspicious objects, run away from the place where the terrorist can’t be found, hide from him, or don’t pretend to be dead These are some of the advice from the Ministry of the Interior to citizens on how to act in the event of a terrorist attack.
1. At your workplace, in places you frequent, or in crowded places (stadiums, movie theaters, nightclubs, shopping centers, etc.), Try to determine the location of emergency exits or evacuation routes. Knowing these excesses will save you less time and allow you to act more effectively in an emergency.
2. If you find any suspicious package or item, do not manipulate it and be alert immediately to the security personnel or the Security Forces and Bodies.
3. In case of attack:
-Keep away from the source of danger as long as the escape route is safe. If you are in a building or closed area, go to emergency exits or evacuation routes. Avoid using elevators or other places where it can be trapped or blocked.
-Although it is difficult in these situations, Just calm down This will give you a better chance of not getting hurt.
-Don’t stop taking things or things, nor record or take pictures of the attack or the victims.
-Don’t lie on the ground pretending to fall.
-Purchasing alerts to other people to prevent them from approaching, without stopping to try to convince them, and if you have the opportunity, help others to escape from the source of danger.
-If there are members of the Security Forces and Corps or security personnel in the area Follow all your instructions.
– If you are on a public road or in a building or closed area, if you cannot leave the scene, keep: Protect yourself behind a wall or other strong barrier. Remember that furniture, doors, or walls may not provide adequate protection and are easily penetrated by weapons. If it is hidden in an establishment, place, room, or place that can be closed from the inside, Close the door, secure the furniture or objects, and move away from it. Avoid being locked in an area with no exit or escape route. Make as little noise as possible and keep your mobile phone on silent so as not to reveal your presence.
-As soon as possible, and always without giving away your position, inform the State Security Forces and Bodies and Report as many details as you remember: location of the attack, number of terrorists, weapons they used, victims, etc. If you have graphic or video graphics information about it, send it exclusively to the Security Forces and Corps as soon as possible, avoiding, in any case, to spread it through private channels or social networks. The free ALERTCOPS smartphone application allows you to send an alert on your geographical position to the nearest police force, as well as maintain a conversation by phone or chat and cooperate with police services.
-When members of the Security Forces and Corps arrive at the site, avoid sudden or sudden movements that could be perceived as threats and keep your hands visible, Try not to bring anything that could confuse the police officers, and follow all the instructions they give you.
4. To improve the prevention of radicalization and early warning of possible violent activities, it is important that you inform or inform the Security Forces and Corps about the existence of individuals or organizations that, within your community, or in educational centers, culture, religious or entertainment, as well as the internet or social network, spread messages that incite radicalization or terrorist violence, or attempt or attempt to recruit people, as well as sudden changes in behavior, especially among minors and young people, pointing to their possible violent radicalization or their recruitment by individuals or organizations that promote it.
Remember that the ALERTCOPS smartphone application allows citizens to cooperate with the police services in case of criminal acts or, if signs of radicalization are detected, with the Radicalization Information Coordination Center (CIR), managed by the Intelligence Center against Terrorism and Organized Crime. (CITCO) within the framework of the “Stop-Radicalism” project.