NYPD increases patrols in Asian communities in reaction to Atlanta mass shooting and rising hate crime


The New York Police Department has deployed officers to Asian communities around the city after eight people, many of them women of Asian descent, were killed in shootings at three massage parlours in Atlanta.

Members of the NYPD critical response command have been deployed to Asian communities throughout the city in response to the shootings, the department told Fox News.

The NYPD’s counter terrorism bureau separately tweeted that while there was no known nexus to New York City, they will deploy assets to Asian communities across the city “out of an abundance of caution.”

Atlanta police chief Rodney Bryant said three people were killed at a spa in northeast Atlanta, while a fourth person was killed at another spa across the street. All four victims were female, and that “it appears that they may be Asian,” he said.

Four other people, including two Asian women, were killed at a massage parlour in nearby Cherokee County, Sheriff’s officials were quoted as saying by The Washington Post.


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