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LAPD steps up patrols of Sikh temples after Wisconsin shooting

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LAPD is stepping up patrols near Sikh temples in L.A.

The Los Angeles Police Department says it reacted "quickly" to the news of the shooting at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin by stepping up patrols near Los Angeles gurdwaras. 

According to a press release, LAPD also activated its counterterrorism network, opening communication lines with federal partners like the FBI.

"The LAPD maintained contact throughout the day to receive updated information to determine if there was a nexus to the Los Angeles Area Sikh community," stated the release.

Thus far, it appears there are no known threats to local Sikh temples. The move by LAPD is precautionary and to help local temple visitors feel safe.

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