Over the weekend, Austin police had extra patrols monitoring religious institutions for any possible threats.
In a statement released Monday afternoon, the Austin Police Department said it was “monitoring events around the globe as well as in our community,” and had increased patrols around sensitive sites.
“We are receiving regular briefs from the Austin Regional Intelligence Center and our federal partners,” the statement said. “APD urges our diverse community to be vigilant and immediately report suspicious behavior or activity to law enforcement.
Reporter Katie Urbaszewski contributed to this report.
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