NYPD Steps Up Security For Yom Kippur

| September 28, 2009

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — Yom Kippur is being celebrated Monday across the world and as Jews mark the holiest day on the calendar authorities are stepping up security.

NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly said the department is taking several precautions. "We have what we call house of worship radio motor patrol cars. They are put in as an overlay security element," Kelly told WCBS-TV.

Kelly says that the main goal is to keep those inside the temple safe and that the extra precautions went into effect 10 days ago on Rosh Hashanah.

Last May, police foiled an alleged plot to detonate car bombs outside the Riverdale Temple and a nearby Jewish center. The four suspects charged in the plot are awaiting trial.

There have been no specific threats to any synagogue, Kelly said.




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