Firearms or weapons attack

Information and guidance on what to do if there is a firearms or weapons attack.

Run, Hide, Tell

In the rare event of a firearms or weapons attack:

  • Run to a place of safety - this is a better option than to surrender or negotiate
  • Hide and remember to turn your phone to silent and turn off vibrate. Barricade yourself in if you can
  • Tell the police by calling 999 when it is safe to do so

Police have released a video telling people to “run, hide, tell” if they are caught up in a terrorist gun attack. The 4 minute video advises on how to evacuate a building, where to hide, and what information to tell police.

Please take a moment to watch this video. If you are caught up in an attack, it could save your life.