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Threat of Attack

There is no sure way to respond if you are threatened. Attackers are different. What may deter one might aggravate another. In any case try not to panic. Some options to consider are listed below:

  • Try to talk your way out of the situation.
  • Scream loudly to attract attention.
  • Run toward people or open businesses.
  • Run and hide.
  • Bide your time and look for an opportunity to escape.
  • Get a good physical description of the attacker.
  • Call 911 to report the attack and provide a description of the attacker as soon as possible.