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Cuomo calls for increased patrols in Delaware County after alleged attack plot

Jan 23, 2019

Credit Office of NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo

(AP)  New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says state police are increasing patrols around an upstate New York Muslim community named Islamberg that was targeted for attack "out of an abundance of caution."

Police in the Town of Greece say four people with access to guns and homemade explosives planned an attack on the enclave. Three men face weapons possession and conspiracy charges. A 16-year-old is charged as an adolescent offender.

Cuomo said Wednesday he also is directing the State Police Hate Crimes Unit to assist authorities in the investigation.

The Democratic governor says "we stand with the Muslim community and we will hold those behind this thwarted plot responsible to the full extent of the law."