Eugene police patrol Islamic Center after New Zealand attack

Officers will conduct frequent patrol checks and connect with the Mosque staff.

Posted: Mar. 15, 2019 11:53 AM
Updated: Mar. 15, 2019 5:33 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- Police say they will step up their patrols around the Eugene Islamic Center following the mass murders at two New Zealand mosques.

MORE: Oregon beefing up security at mosques, hate-crime law

Police spokesperson Melinda McLaughlin announced the patrols late Friday morning.

"Beat officers have been encouraged to stop by the mosque and connect with staff," she said.

RELATED: 49 killed in mass shooting at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand

KEZI 9 News reporter Michael Sevren is at the Islamic Center and is speaking with worshippers to get their reaction to the deadly attack in Christchurch, New Zealand.

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