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Police Increase Patrols At Southern California Sikh Temples

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Church and family members show up to the command center near  the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin where yesterday a gunman stormed the mass and opened fire killing six before he was killed by a police officer responding to the shooting, August, 6, 2012 Oak Creek Wi. (Photo by Darren Hauck/Getty Images)

Church and family members show up to the command center near the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin where yesterday a gunman stormed the mass and opened fire killing six before he was killed by a police officer responding to the shooting, August, 6, 2012 Oak Creek Wi. (Photo by Darren Hauck/Getty Images)

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police have stepped up patrols at Sikh temples in Southern California following the deadly attack on a temple in Wisconsin.

Additional patrols were ordered Monday at four temples in Los Angeles, one in suburban Alhambra and one in the Orange County community of Buena Park.

No serious threats had been reported but police say they are in touch with temple officials and the patrols will continue until concerns about safety ease.

A gunman identified as a former Army veteran opened fire on a Sikh temple outside of Milwaukee on Sunday, killing five people before police fatally shot him.

Concerns about copycats frequently prompt extra security at schools and churches in the wake of such attacks.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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