Nassau Executive Announces Increased Patrols In Response To Philadelphia Shooting

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In response to a shooting at a mosque in Philadelphia, Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman has announced increased patrols around mosques in Nassau County.

The shooting happened earlier Wednesday at the Parkside section of Philadelphia. Up to two people have been shot, according to authorities, and four people have been taken into custody.

The shooting comes as Muslims are celebrating Eid al-Fitr, the end of Ramadan.

“Although there is no direct threat to Nassau County due to the shootings in Philadelphia, I have ordered increased patrols around Mosques throughout the County to protect our residents,” Blakeman said. “The public is reminded to call 911 immediately if they see or hear anything threatening or suspicious.”