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NYPD steps up security at synagogues

February 4, 2012 1:49:24 PM PST
The rising tensions between Israel and Iran are now prompting the NYPD to step up security at New York City synagogues.

Police screened congregants and visitors at Temple Emanu-El on the Upper East Side Saturday morning.

The NYPD is also increasing security at the Israeli consulate and other Jewish cultural centers.

Police say there is no specific threat but are warning people to be extra vigilant.

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