Forum held on preventing tragedies at houses of worship

Local and federal officials held a forum in Bethpage today meant to prepare the religious community for potential attacks as the Jewish High Holy Days

BETHPAGE - Local and federal officials held a forum in Bethpage today meant to prepare the religious community for potential attacks as the Jewish High Holy Days approach. The forum included discussion of the best strategies to deal with an active shooter situation in houses of worship. Officials with the Department of Homeland Security and Nassau Police Department's intelligence and counterterrorism teams gave presentations.Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) also spoke at the meeting. "There's no one single answer to stopping these attacks," he said. "The idea is to have layers of defense, to have trip wires." Authorities held the briefing in the wake of last month's Sikh temple shooting in Wisconsin.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

The footage was shared online by Thomas Marrone, 1 Video appears to show abuse inside NYDogWorks in Oceanside
Executive director of the Maritime Museum Terry Blipman 2 LI Maritime Museum hosts Dutch Christmas Festival
Police say James Burke, 76, veered off the 3 Police: Medical event led to fatal crash in Huntington Station
Empire State Development Corp. canceled its 4-year-old request 4 Plans for Belmont Park soccer stadium nixed by state
Angela Conte-Gentille says she remembers growing up in 5 Facebook post fuels push for East Meadow Ave. decorations

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Need help this holiday season? We've got you Holiday Help Series

Need a gift idea? Perhaps you need a fun idea to do with the kids?

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Dog Day Fridays Series

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Long Island with pets up for adoption.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE