Police forces across Canada are increasing their security near mosques in the wake of the New Zealand attack on Friday.
A tragic mosque shooting on Friday in New Zealand killed 49 people.
CBC reported, the New Zealand shooter was “inspired” by a Canadian terrorist– Alexandre Bissonnette, who was the Quebec City mosque shooter.
This prompted police across Canada to raise a security alarm.
From coast to coast, police are now increasing their security near Canadian mosques, such as in cities like Montreal, Gatineau, Ottawa, Edmonton and Toronto, according to CBC News .
There will also be police presence near mosques in Quebec City, where Bissonnette attacked civilians at a local mosque two years ago and resulted in the deaths of six people.
Ottawa police released a letter to the community on Friday to reassure locals.
“We have no intelligence to suggest that any group in Ottawa is allied with the suspects in New Zealand, but the possibility of a copycat lone actor is always a concern,” said police Chief Charles Bordeleau in the letter, which was posted to his Twitter .