Security boosted at churches across US after Sri Lanka bombings

There is a heightened security presence at churches across the U.S. after coordinated bombings killed 290 people in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday.
1:15 | 04/22/19

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So guys here at home we're seeing a direct response to those attacks in Sri Lanka with heightened security at churches around the country so. Our chief national affairs correspondent Tommy Thomas is at Saint Patrick's Cathedral in New York with more Tom. Kimberly there's no mistaking the security presence outside of landmarks like Saint Patrick's Cathedral here in midtown Manhattan gets you to pollute screws are right there the barricades are up and officers are posted outside of the entrance. This asked parishioners who showed up to saint Patrick's on Easter Sunday after those Sri Lanka attacks sought NYPD officers in. Full tactical gear their arms on their weapons they're taking no chances because in Sri Lanka both Christians and tourists were targeted. Now there's no specific US credible threat. Right now that we know but we know that offices in both Los Angeles. And New York had been briefed and also they've stepped up patrols we also remember just last security Patrick there was a man police he was emotionally. The rain she tried getting in which a gas canisters. And lighter fluid luckily he was stopped. We also remember that right now it's sort of beat the religious holiday season app passover is still ongoing Ramadan starts in May terrorists do like to target. He's gatherings because of a large number of people but also because the symbolism police say do you see something say something.

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