- Title: NYPD steps up security around mosques following Quebec attack
- Date: 30th January 2017
- Summary: NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (JANUARY 30, 2017) (REUTERS) WIDE VIEW OF THE ISLAMIC CULTURAL CENTER OF NEW YORK NEW YORK POLICE DEPARTMENT (NYPD) CAR OUTSIDE ISLAMIC CULTURAL CENTER OF NEW YORK POLICE OFFICERS IN FRONT OF ENTRANCE PEOPLE ENTERING AND EXITING CENTER SIGN READING (English): 'THE ISLAMIC CULTURAL CENTER OF NEW YORK' PEOPLE ENTERING CENTER
- Embargoed: 13th February 2017 15:55
- Keywords: Mosque shooting security police NYPD
- Location: NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES
- City: NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES
- Country: USA
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace
- Reuters ID: LVA001619X7BB
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Police vehicles and counter terrorism officers were seen guarding entrances of mosques in New York on Monday (January 30) following a deadly attack on a mosque in Canada a day earlier.
Two New York Police officers stood outside of the Islamic Cultural Center of New York on Monday morning as people streamed in.
Two suspects were under arrest on Monday after a shooting at a Quebec City mosque on Sunday (January 29) evening killed six people and wounded eight, but police declined to give details of their identity or possible motives. Local authorities said both men were not previously known to police.
One suspect was arrested at the mosque, where police were called at about 8 p.m. local time (0100 GMT), and the other turned himself about an hour later, Quebec City Police Inspector Denis Turcotte said.
Police said they were confident there were no other suspects involved in the attack by two gunmen during evening prayers at the Centre Culturel Islamique de Quebec.
The suspects were students at Universite Laval, according to media reports, but police did not confirm this.
The shooting came over the weekend that Trudeau said Canada would welcome refugees, after U.S. President Donald Trump halted the U.S. refugee program and temporarily barred citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States on national security grounds.
Trump's action was widely condemned in the United States and abroad as targeting Muslims.
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