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Increased presence is a response to the Saturday attack on a synagogue that left one dead and three wounded.

CITY OF PORTLAND - A Portland Police Bureau badgePolice have increased patrols around Jewish houses of worship throughout Portland following a Saturday attack that killed one and wounded three others in a synagogue near San Diego.

Police say they have no specific information about any threats, but are being proactive in protecting the community and places of worship of all religions.

"Today's events in Poway are horrific, and their impact is felt around the world as well as here in Portland," Police Chief Danielle Outlaw said Saturday. "Our officers will offer an extra presence that we hope will be reassuring to the greater Jewish community. No one should ever be afraid to practice their faith or gather at houses of worship."

Police want the community to know that all threats of violence should to be reported to law enforcement and will be thoroughly investigated. Emergencies or suspicious activity should be immediately reported to 9-1-1. Anonymous tips can be reported by calling 503-823-HELP (4357) and online at

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