New York City police counterterrorism units have stepped up security in the Asian areas of the city after the attacks at Georgia spas, Free News reports, citing a department report.
Earlier it became known that in three spas in the state of Georgia, a fire was opened, resulting in a total of eight people killed. The suspect was detained; he is in custody. According to local media, he was a 21-year-old resident of the city of Woodstock in Cherokee County.
“The New York Police Department’s Counterterrorism Department is monitoring the shooting of Asian Americans in Georgia. Although it is not known about the connection (of these events) with New York, we are deploying our employees in large Asian areas throughout the city as a precaution,” the New York Police Department’s counterterrorism department said in a statement.