PITTSBURGH - Patrols are being increased at local mosques in response to the shootings in New Zealand that left more than four dozen people dead, Pittsburgh Public Safety officials announced Friday.
In a news release, officials said the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police's Intel Unit “monitors all threats to all city residents and visitors, and works closely with law enforcement agencies at local, state and federal levels.”
The efforts of the intel unit will continue Friday, officials said.
Public Safety officials have been in contact with local Islamic leaders about increasing patrols at mosques and other locales, officials said.
“Today we stand with the people of Christchurch, New Zealand. We offer our deepest condolences. And we will continue to stand united against all forms of hate,” the news release said.
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