Police in New York City, Los Angeles and Dallas increase patrols at synagogues, as a hostage situation unfolds in the Texas city of Colleyville.
Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson says the city’s police force is
“deploying additional patrols to Dallas synagogues and other sites. Police are working with the Jewish Federation and our local, state, and federal partners to monitor any concerns or threats based on the situation in Colleyville.”
The Los Angeles Police Department says: “We’re working with our federal partners, increasing patrols around synagogues in LA as a precautionary measure.”
New York Mayor Eric Adams says, “Out of an abundance of caution, the NYPD has deployed additional resources to key Jewish locations around the city tonight.”
New York City Councilwoman Inna Vernikov, who is Jewish, says, “As the hostage situation continues to unfold at a Texas synagogue, I want to assure my constituents that I have spoken with NYPD and they have increased patrols outside of Brooklyn synagogues.”
Police in Ramapo, New York, outside of New York City, said they were increasing patrols at “houses of worship” in response to the incident.
Jewish community protection groups in New York also say they are on heightened alert.