Mayor: NYPD taking steps to ensure Jewish security

An Overland Park police officer and Kansas State Trooper guard the entrance of the Jewish Community Center after reports of a shooting in Overland Park, Kan., Sunday, April 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says the police department is taking all steps to ensure the safety of Jewish individuals and institutions.

De Blasio made the comments after the fatal shootings of three people at Jewish-affiliated facilities near Kansas City Sunday. The alleged gunman has been arrested.

In a statement, the mayor also offered condolences and prayers for the victims, their families and the entire Jewish community.

Earlier this month, police officials said there was no credible terrorist threat detected in New York City ahead of the Jewish holiday.

Passover is one of the most widely celebrated Jewish holidays. It begins on Monday April 14 and ends Tuesday April 22

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