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Cuomo directs increased patrols at houses of worship after bombing in Sri Lanka

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has directed New York State Police to increase patrols around churches and houses of worship across the state in the wake of the bombings that killed nearly 300 people in Sri Lanka at churches and hotels. Hundreds more were injured.

"In the wake of these despicable acts of violence and out of an abundance of caution, I am directing State Police to increase patrols around churches and houses of worship across the state today," said Cuomo in a statement issued Sunday.

The governor said New York "grieves for the victims of the horrific attacks at churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday and  New Yorkers "will not be intimidated by cowardly acts of violence," while ensuring safety.

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