Officials: Police saved lives in postal shooting

Law enforcement officers gather outside the Winton Blount U.S. Post Office in Montgomery, Ala., after a gunman opened fire inside the structure, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011. No one was injured and authorities have a suspect in custody. The post office was evacuated and surrounding streets were cordoned off by police during the incident. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

December 2, 2011 5:50:54 AM PST
A heavy police presence at a nearby mall for the holidays and a rapid response by employees helped save lives when a gunman armed with several pistols opened fire at Montgomery's main post office, postal officials said.