Following Texas Attack, NYPD Increases Crown Heights Patrols

Following the hostage situation in Texas on Shabbos, NYPD increased patrols in Crown Heights and other areas of New York, and officers were seen in notable locations across the community.

By Anash.org reporter

Following the hostage situation in Texas on Shabbos, NYPD increased patrols in Crown Heights and other areas of New York, and officers were seen in notable locations across the community.

“The NYPD is following this case closely. Out of an abundance of caution, we have increased our presence at synagogues and other religious places of worship in our community,” Assistant Chief Michael M. Kemper, commanding officer of Brooklyn South, wrote on Twitter.

On Motzei Shabbos, police cars were seen patrolling the neighborhood, and officers were stationed at notable locations across the neighborhood, including 770, the Jewish Children Museum, and inside the dormitory at 1414 President.

In a statement to the wider Jewish community of New York, NYPD Inspector Richie Taylor, Commanding Officer of Community Affairs outreach at Police Headquarters, said: “We wanted to assure the community that we are monitoring the situation in Texas and have deployed additional resources and professional police presence to Synagogues and houses of worship across our city.”

“We understand that the police department’s job is not only to keep people safe but to ensure people feel safe. We will continue that, and we thank you for your partnership and will keep you advised,” he said.

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