Police presence heightened at Utah mosques

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WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) – At mosques in Utah, police are ramping up visibility after the mosque attacks in New Zealand. 

On Friday afternoon, local leaders — from Congressman Ben McAdams to District Attorney Sim Gill — gathered with law enforcement to show solidarity at West Valley’s Khadeeja Islamic Center.

A West Valley police car was parked outside during Friday prayer.

Inside, just before hundreds showed up to pray, a group of leaders sat around a table to profess solidarity in the wake of tragedy.

“As long as you’re part of this community, we will all stand by you. You are not alone. We are together in this. And you should never feel alone. And nobody in the state of Utah should feel alone,” said Sim Gill, Salt Lake County District Attorney.

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