New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has directed state police to increase security presence at synagogues and houses of worship across the state, following the deadly shooting at the Chabad Center in Poway, California, on Pesach.
“New York grieves for the family of the victim and those wounded in the horrific shooting at Chabad of Poway in California,” Cuomo said in a statement.
“Six months to the day after the deadliest anti-Semitic attack in our nation’s history, and on the final day of Passover, we are confronted with another devastating attack in a synagogue, a holy place of worship. New York stands shoulder to shoulder with the Jewish community and people of all faiths.
“As a precaution, I have directed State Police to increase their security presence at synagogues and houses of worship across the state.
“We must come together during this troubling time to root out hate in all its forms and show the nation we will never be divided by these despicable acts of violence,” Cuomo said.