Philly PD step up checks on mosques, synagogues

    Police in Philadelphia say they’re stepping up security checks on religious buildings in the wake of the death of al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden.

    Lt. Ray Evers says the police commissioner’s office instituted hourly checks on the city’s mosques and synagogues following President’s Obama’s announcement about the terror chief’s death.

    Evers says no problems have been reported but the heightened alert will remain in effect until further notice.

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