Police increase patrols for Passover, Holy Week in Rockland County

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Police across Rockland 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.



Even though the latest terror attack is more than 5,000 miles away, police in Clarkstown are not taking any chances. 



"We'll continue to monitor all the intelligence from state, local and federal levels," says Officer Pete Walker, of the Clarkstown Police Department. "We also reach out to the individual houses of worship and we have discussions with them."



Officer Walker also says it's important for residents to be vigilant and to be aware of their surroundings.



Police urge residents to call 911 if they see anything out of the ordinary.


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