"Our thoughts and prayers are with all victims, families and community involved in the horrific events that took place in New Zealand. Anytime a community is attacked, it affects our world as a whole. In response to this tragedy, the Austin Police Department will have an increased patrol presence around the mosques throughout our city. In addition, we will continue to monitor any potential threats. APD works closely with our public safety partners both locally and federally. It is important to report suspicious behavior or activity by calling 9-1-1."
Chief Brian Manley
Communications and Public Information Office
301 W. 2nd Street, Austin, TX 78701