GLEN COVE - ? Police in Nassau and Suffolk say they are increasing security at all houses of worship across Long Island in light of the massacre at a Wisconsin Sikh temple.
Officials say that they will be patrolling in both marked and unmarked vehicles. Among the spots being patrolled are Sikh temples in Glen Cove and Plainview.
"It's always better to err on the side of caution, so while we were already watching out for these properties, we're just driving by a little more, driving on the property," said Glen Cove Mayor Ralph Suozzi.
Officials are reporting that the shooter, 40-year-old Wade Michael Page, who was a U.S. Army veteran, had ties to white supremacist groups and had a Sept. 11 tattoo on his arm. They say Wade killed six people at the temple before being killed by responding police officers.
To watch the full news conference on the Wisconsin Sikh temple shooting, click on iO Extra on Channel 612.
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