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(Dec. 30, 2019) — Bridgeport, CT – Today, Mayor Ganim released a video addressing the recent attack in a Rockland County town where five people were stabbed in a rabbi’s home. As he condemns the actions of the attacker, he also assures that actions have been taken to increase public safety at places of worship in the City of Bridgeport.

Attacks on houses of worship, individuals, or families while in prayer is unacceptable and will not be tolerated here in the City of Bridgeport,” stated Mayor Ganim.  “Our police department has stepped up patrols and presence, including at houses of worship throughout our city.  We want to make sure that people know that we’re there, and we stand with you. We want everyone to be safe and feel safe.

In response, Police Chief Perez has assigned additional police officers to increase visibility out of an abundance of caution. The increase in police details will be established through patrols and check-ins with leaders at churches, mosques, synagogues, and other religious congregations throughout the entire city.

To report suspicious behavior, please call (203) 576-7671 or 9-1-1 for emergencies.




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