NYPD increasing presence around places of worship
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The New York Police Department will be increasing its presence around places of worship after a man in London drove his van into pedestrians walking outside of a mosque, a spokesman for the mayor's office announced Monday.

The incident, which is being treated as a terror-related attack, left one person dead and other pedestrians injured and has sparked fears of similar attacks or reprisals in other cities.

"Following the terrorist attack in London, NYPD has enhanced its presence around NYC houses of worship, [with] a specific focus on mosques," the mayor's press secretary, Eric Phillips, said on Twitter.

The London attack took place during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. 

British Prime Minister Theresa May and London Mayor Sadiq Khan denounced the attack.


“Today we come together, as we have done before, to condemn this act, and to state once again to say that hatred and evil of this kind will never succeed,” May said at a news conference.

"This is a truly horrific terrorist attack on our city that deliberately targeted innocent Londoners,” Khan told the BBC.

The driver has been apprehended and is in custody.

This announcement also comes hours after a car targeted a police van on Paris’ Champs-Elysees.

Europe has faced a string of terrorist attacks in recent months.

England has been particularly hard-hit, with the bombing of a concert by American pop singer Arianne Grande in Manchester last month and an attack by assailants on the London Bridge less than a week later.