County police increase patrols for Passover, Holy Week

Police across Westchester County are stepping up patrols for Passover and Holy Week following the deadly Palm Sunday bombings in Egypt.



More than 40 Christians were killed and dozens were wounded in the Egypt bombing, for which Islamic State militants have claimed responsibility. In the Hudson Valley, there have been swastika sightings and bomb threats at several JCCs, including the Jewish Community Center on the Hudson in Tarrytown.



"We will have heightened patrols," says Westchester County Police Chief John Hodges. "We have detectives who are assigned to the joint task force, so we're constantly monitoring any potential issue that could affect us here."



Police encourage residents to stay vigilant during this time of heightened security.


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