LAPD adding patrols around mosques in city following mass shooting in New Zealand
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (FOX 11) - The Los Angeles Police Department said it will be adding additional patrols around mosques around the city in wake of the mass shooting at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand on Thursday.
At least four suspects have been taken into custody related to the shooting, according to New Zealand police.
LAPD released the following statement:
"The Los Angeles Police Department continues to monitor the events in New Zealand closely and the thoughts and prayers of the men and women of the LAPD go out to everyone affected by this horrific incident."
"While this appears to be an isolated incident with no apparent threat to Los Angeles, out of an abundance of caution we will be adding patrols around mosques here in the city. It is critically important that anytime anyone observes concerning behavior or potential criminal acts, they notify authorities as soon as possible."
"The LAPD ask the public to stay vigilant and be aware of your surroundings. As always, the LAPD is committed to keeping all our citizens safe."