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NYPD to increase presence at theaters in response to German gunman

"In response to a terrorism incident anywhere in the world, we will immediately err on the side of caution."

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The NYPD will be placing more officers and increasing security at movie theaters citywide after an incident involving a gunman at a movie theater in Germany earlier on Thursday.

NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton announced the increased police presence during an unrelated news conference, NBC4 reported.

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"In response to a terrorism incident anywhere in the world, we will immediately err on the side of caution by ramping up our police presence at similar locations," Bratton was quoted by ABC7. "So at this moment we are in fact doing that around the city at major movie locations."


German Interior Minister Hesse Peter Beuth confirmed that a suspect had been killed at a movie complex approximately 40 miles south of Frankfurt after a masked man with a weapon allegedly took hostages before being confronted by authorities, according to NBC4.

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