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No threats to local Muslim cultural centre, but RCMP will be more vigilant

Prince George RCMP have not received any threats toward the local Muslim Cultural Centre in the wake of the massacres at two mosques in New Zealand.

Const. Craig Douglass has released the following statement:

Our sympathies go out to the people affected by the tragic incident in New Zealand.

Although some mosques may have an increased frontline policing presence following this event, we are not aware of any specific threats and continue to exercise increased vigilance.  We are reaching out to the local Muslim community to identify whether they have any specific safety or security concerns.

We are also asking for members of the public to report anything suspicious to police.  The Prince George RCMP encourage all victims of hate crime to report these incidents to police or community leaders so the appropriate steps can be taken to address the needs of the victim and take action against the offender.

Anyone with information about possible criminal threats to national security is encouraged to immediately call the RCMP’s National Security Information Network at 1-800-420-5805.