New York State Boosts Police Presence Near Mosques After New Zealand Attack - Governor

New York State Boosts Police Presence Near Mosques After New Zealand Attack - Governor

New York State Police will increase its patrols near mosques and houses of worship following the massacre at two mosques in New Zealand that left at least 49 people dead, Governor Andrew Cuomo said in a statement on Friday

NEW YORK (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 15th March, 2019) New York State Police will increase its patrols near mosques and houses of worship following the massacre at two mosques in New Zealand that left at least 49 people dead, Governor Andrew Cuomo said in a statement on Friday.

"As a precaution, I have directed State Police to increase patrols around mosques and houses of worship across the state," Cuomo said.

The governor offered his condolences to New Zealand and the victims' families, and reaffirmed New York's support for the Muslim community in the wake of violence stemming from Islamophobia.

Earlier on Friday, a gunman opened fire at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. The country's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern called the shooting a terrorist attack. At least 49 people have been killed, and more than 30 others injured, according to police.

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