The church security guard speaks!
Here is a just released interview. It was Jeanne Assam who suggested beefing up the security in the wake of the previous night's shooting. "Assam worked as a police officer in downtown Minneapolis during the 1990s and is licensed to carry a weapon. She attends one of the morning services and then volunteers as a guard during another service." The circumstances were not good.
New Life's Senior Pastor Brady Boyd called Assam "a real hero" because Murray "had enough ammunition on him to cause a lot of damage."..."There was chaos," Assam said, as parishioners ran away."...Boyd said there are 15 to 20 security people at the church. All are volunteers but the only ones armed are those who are licensed to carry weapons.
About 7,000 people were on the church campus at the time of the shooting, said Boyd.