Police will enhance patrols around Planned Parenthood locations in Suffolk County after an active shooter alert was issued in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Suffolk police said.
While no specific threats have been made toward any of Suffolk's three Planned Parenthood offices, the department issued a statement saying it would increase patrols at the agency's locations in Smithtown, Patchogue and West Islip.
The NYPD also announced Friday it would deploy its Critical Response vehicles to Planned Parenthood locations throughout the city "as a precautionary measure."
However, there are no specific threats to any New York City locations at this time, the NYPD said.
In a statement Friday night, Nassau County officials said police had " increased patrols in the vicinity of all Planned Parenthood locations throughout the county."
"Although there is no known threat at this time all patrols will be on heightened alert," the statement from Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and acting police Commissioner Thomas C. Krumpter said. Planned Parenthood has two locations in the county: in Hempstead and Massapequa.
The gunman who opened fire inside a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood clinic was arrested Friday after engaging in gun battles with authorities during an hours-long standoff that killed three people and wounded nine others, officials said.
Two people and a police officer with the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs were killed in the rampage, law enforcement officials said.
Nine other people, including five police officers, were shot and are in good condition, police said. The gunman is in custody, police said. His name was not immediately released.
Authorities said they haven't determined a motive or whether the shooter had any connection to Planned Parenthood.