Deadly attack on Jewish school prompts NYPD to beef up patrols at synagogues, other sites

| March 19, 2012

NEW YORK — The NYPD has stepped up security at synagogues and other sites around the city in the wake of a deadly attack on a Jewish school in France in which three children and a rabbi were murdered by a gunman who opened fire on a motorbike.

Paul Browne, a spokesman for the NYPD, said there are no specific threats in New York, but as a precaution the police department has increased patrols in Jewish neighborhoods and other locations around the Big Apple.

The locations include the Museum of Jewish Heritage in lower Manhattan, the Israeli Mission to the United Nations in midtown Manhattan and the 92nd Street Y on the Upper East Side.

The beefed-up security was prompted by reports that a motorbike assailant opened fire with two handguns today in front of a Jewish school in the French city of Toulouse, killing a rabbi, his two young sons and a schoolgirl. One witness described him as a man chasing small children and "looking to kill."

 

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