Los Angeles Police Department officials said the LAPD is following the situation in Pittsburgh, where a shooting at a synagogue Saturday has resulted in multiple fatalities and the arrest of the alleged shooter.
“Currently, we are monitoring the situation in Pittsburgh,” said Officer Greg Kraft of the LAPD’s Media Relations Section, who added that police would also monitor Los Angeles’ many synagogues. “We do have patrols currently going, within our divisions.”
A short time later the LAPD tweeted: “We are monitoring the situation in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania very closely and communicating with our local, state and federal law enforcement partners. Right now there is no apparent connection to Los Angeles.”
“However, out of an abundance of caution you will see extra patrols around houses of worship today. Remember if you see something…say something.”
Chris Togneri, a spokesman for the Pittsburgh police department, said that three officers had been shot and that the suspect was in custody.
President Donald Trump tweeted: “Law enforcement on the scene. People in Squirrel Hill area should remain sheltered. Looks like multiple fatalities. Beware of active shooter. God Bless All!”