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‘Silence of the Lambs’ FBI Profiler Leads Oakland Town Hall Series

Clint Van Zandt, who put together a correct profile of Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh and negotiated with Branch Davidian cult leader David Koresh, will speak May 14.

Retired FBI profiler and hostage negotiator Clint Van Zandt will speak at Bloomfield Hills May 14 as part of the Oakland Town Hall series.
Retired FBI profiler and hostage negotiator Clint Van Zandt will speak at Bloomfield Hills May 14 as part of the Oakland Town Hall series.

A retired FBI profiler and hostage negotiator who once headed a behavioral science unit known as “the ‘Silence of the Lambs’ unit” will be speaking at an Oakland Town Hall meeting in Bloomfield Hills next week.

Clint Van Zandt is one of four guest lecturers in the Oakland Town Hall series, a 50-year tradition in the county, The Daily Tribune reports. The lecture is at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 14, at St. George’s Cultural Center, 43816 Woodward Ave. For ticket information, call (248) 625-4137.

Among his credits are his accurate profile of Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh the day of the bombing, and his negotiations with Branch Davidian cult leader David Koresh in Waco, TX.

An author and television and radio commentator on crime and human behavior, Van Zandt recently released “Facing Down Evil: Life on the Edge as an FBI Hostage Negotiator.”

Read more about Van Zandt here.

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