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NYPD increases patrols at Jewish centers in response to mass shooting at Pittsburgh synagogue

NYPD increases patrols at Jewish centers in response to mass shooting at Pittsburgh synagogue

  • The NYPD released a statement Saturday afternoon saying heavy weapons teams and counterterrorism officers will be patrolling Jewish houses of worship
  • Officials said there is not currently any connection between the shooting and potential threats to New York City
  • However, residents are urged to stay alert and report suspicious activity

Police with be dispatched to Jewish centers throughout New York City following the mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue.

The NYPD released a statement Saturday afternoon announcing that heavy weapons teams and officers with the counterterrorism and special ops units will patrol Jewish hubs and houses of worship in the city in case of an attack similar to the horrific massacre at Tree of Life earlier in the day. 

Officials said there is not currently any connection between the shooting and potential threats to New York City, but they urged residents to stay alert regardless.

Anyone who observes any suspicious behavior is asked to alert law enforcement immediately by calling 888-NYC-SAFE. 

The NYPD released a statement Saturday afternoon announcing that heavy weapons teams and counterterrorism officers would be dispatched to Jewish hubs in New York City following the mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue

In a statement responding to the shooting New York Governor Andrew Cuomo also  announced that state police would be increasing patrols near Jewish centers.

‘The New York family grieves for those who were killed and prays for those who were injured in this heinous and horrific mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh,’ the statement said.

‘While the nation awaits further details of what occurred, initial reports suggest that this senseless act of gun violence was an anti-Semitic attack and we stand together with the Jewish community in this difficult time as we always have before. As a precaution, I have directed State Police to increase patrols around Jewish centers and houses of worship across the state.

‘We, as a nation, must stand together and stand against the corrosive and destructive forces of hate in all of its forms.’   

In a statement responding to the shooting New York Governor Andrew Cuomo also announced that state police would be increasing patrols near Jewish centers

In a statement responding to the shooting New York Governor Andrew Cuomo also announced that state police would be increasing patrols near Jewish centers



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