The New York City Police Department confirmed that it would send officers near some news media offices Wednesday morning.

The news comes after a reporter and cameraman were shot and killed while on assignment and on live television in Virginia.

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A spokewoman for the NYPD said it already deployed police units to "various media outlets."

By the late morning, state officials in Virginia told reporters suggested that the suspect might be a former coworker.

"Law enforcement personnel have a photo of the suspect," Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe said on a radio program hours after the shooting. "We believe it's a disgruntled employee of the station, and they're in pursuit."

Reporter Alison Parker, 24, and cameraman Adam Ward, 27, both died after they were reporting live at around 6:45 a.m.