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  • The NYPD increased its presence as parishioners flooded to St. Patricks Cathedral to celebrate Easter Sunday[hhmc]

  • The increase in security at the iconic New York City house of worship is due to many reasons, including the Sri Lanka bombings[hhmc]

  • Gov. Cuomo Sunday also ordered police to increase patrols at churches and houses of worship across NY due to the Sri Lanka attacks [hhmc]

The NYPD increased its presence as parishioners made their way to St. Patricks Cathedral to celebrate Easter Sunday.

The increase in security at the iconic New York City house of worship is due to many reasons, including the Sri Lanka church and hotel bombings that killed hundreds Sunday morning, as well as to the incident that took place last week when a New Jersey man with flammable liquid and lighters allegedly tried to enter the church.

Heightened security was also present due in part the fire that destroyed the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.

Parishioners said that seeing so many officers does take some getting used to, while others say they feel safe with the amount of security stationed in the area.

“Theres no danger here, really. Its always secure,” Ellen Christine, a SoHo resident, said.

Additionally, NYPD heightened security in the area due to the many people participating in annual Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival on Fifth Avenue.

Security was also on the mind of Gov. Cuomo Sunday as he ordered state police to increase Read More – Source

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