Hamilton po­lice pa­trolling near city mosques

The Hamilton Spectator - - LOCAL -

Hamilton po­lice are in­creas­ing pa­trols around city mosques in light of the shoot­ing that left six dead in Que­bec City.

Deputy Chief Dan Kin­sella met with mem­bers of the lo­cal Mus­lim com­mu­nity Mon­day to dis­cuss con­cerns fol­low­ing the shoot­ing Sun­day, said po­lice spokesper­son Const. Steve Wel­ton.

“Neigh­bour­hood pa­trol of­fi­cers are con­duct­ing pa­trols in the area of re­li­gious places of wor­ship, which in­cludes lo­cal mosques.”

The po­lice ser­vice also com­mit­ted to be­ing present at com­mu­nity events, in­clud­ing at­tend­ing the vigil for the shoot­ing vic­tims held out­side City Hall Mon­day night.

Down­town Mosque Imam Sayed Tora told The Spectator the com­mu­nity was seek­ing in­creased pa­trols af­ter the at­tack.

Wel­ton also ex­pressed thoughts and con­do­lences for the fam­i­lies of the shoot­ing vic­tims on be­half of Chief Eric Girt and the po­lice ser­vice.

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