Police in New York on the night of Thursday slammed håndjernene on a man from New Jersey, who was seen going into the famous St. Patrick's Cathedral with two canisters of gasoline, lighter fluid and lighters. It writes the AP.
the Arrest happening only a few days after the flames ravaged the Notre Dame in Paris.
The unidentified 37-year-old man parked on Wednesday evening his van in front of the cathedral, located on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, after which he sniffed around a bit in the area. At 19.55 he went, according to the police back to his wagon and retrieved the gasoline and ligthergas.
- When he tries to go into the cathedral, he is confronted by the resort's security guards, who ask him where he's going and tells him that he can't get into the church with the objects, says John Miller from the antiterrorpolitiet in New York.
- Some of the petrol spill out on the floor, as the man is being shown off.
the Cathedral's security guards were quick to inform antiterrorpolitiet, as shortly after arrested and interrogated the man.
- He claimed that his car ran out of gasoline, when he would take a shortcut to Madison Avenue, says Miller.
- When we checked the car, it was not out of gas, so we took him in our care.
the Police investigator to continue the case. The identity of the arrested person is aware.