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    New York City Police Department will deploy additional patrols to monitor church locations throughtout the city to prevent accidents after nine people were killed at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina.

    NEW YORK (Sputnik) — Additional patrols will be deployed to monitor New York City churches following Wednesday’s deadly shooting in Charleston, South Carolina, a New York City Police Department (NYPD) spokesperson told Sputnik in a statement on Thursday.

    “As a preliminary precautionary measure, the NYPD has notified the Patrol Services Bureau, as well as our Intelligence and Counter-Terrorism Bureaus, to pay special attention to any church locations throughout the city,” the statement read. “[Resources] will conduct special-attention and directed-patrol coverage as deemed appropriate on a citywide basis.”

    On Wednesday, nine people were killed at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina after gunman opened fire.

    Police has described the suspect as a 21-year-old male and arrested his shortly after the incident.

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