by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 4/18/19, 11:06 am
Police on Wednesday arrested a New Jersey man who entered St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City with two cans of gasoline, lighter fluid, and butane lighters, according to the New York Police Department. The unidentified 37-year-old man drove up to the landmark structure in downtown Manhattan in a minivan, walked around the area, then returned to his vehicle at 7:55 p.m. to retrieve the gasoline and lighter fluid, said John Miller, the NYPD deputy commissioner of intelligence and counterterrorism. The man said he was cutting through the cathedral and his car was out of gas.