CHSP & NYPD Increasing Presence Around NYC Shuls, Due to Texas Hostage Situation



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    CHSP & NYPD Increasing Presence Around NYC Shuls, Due to Texas Hostage Situation

    Crown Heights Shmira along with The NYPD are increasing its patrols around shuls and other Jewish infrastructures in Crown Heights as a precaution after a Reform rabbi being held hostage by an apparent Muslim radical in Colleyville, Texas was forced to call a New York City rabbi to relay the suspect’s demands • Full Story

    The NYPD is increasing its patrols around shuls and other Jewish infrastructures in Crown Heights as a precaution after a Reform rabbi being held hostage by an apparent Muslim radical in Colleyville, Texas was forced to call a New York City rabbi to relay the suspect’s demands.

    Heavy security was placed inside the 1414 Central Tomchei Temimim dormitory in Crown Heights, along with an extra security vehicle outside 770 and many more patrol vehicles throughout the Crown Heights neighborhood.

    The hostage taker was demanding the release of a woman, Aaifa Siddiqui, who was convicted in 2010 of trying to kill US military officers in Afghanistan and planning other terror attacks.

    In July 2008, Siddiqui “was detained by Afghan authorities, who found a number of items in her possession, including handwritten notes that referred to a ‘mass casualty attack’ and that listed various locations in the United States, including Plum Island, the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, Wall Street, and the Brooklyn Bridge,” the Justice Department said.

    NYPD Inspector Richie Taylor, Commanding Officer of Community Affairs outreach at Police Headquarters, said in a statement to the Jewish community: “We wanted to assure the community that we are monitoring the situation in Texas and have deployed additional resources and professional police presence to Synagogues and houses of worship across our city.

    We understand that the police department’s job is not only to keep people safe but to ensure people feel safe. We will continue that, and we thank you for your partnership and will keep you advised.”





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