A New Jersey man has been arrested after coming into St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York Metropolis with two cans of gasoline.
Police say the 37-year-old man was stopped by safety after he entered the landmark cathedral in Manhattan simply earlier than eight p.m. Wednesday.
As the person was turned, police say gasoline spilled out onto the ground. Safety then notified close by police who questioned the person exterior the church and took him into custody.
Police say the person was carrying over 4 gallons of gasoline, two bottles of lighter fluid and two butane lighters.
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Police are nonetheless speaking to the person, who claimed his minivan had run out of gasoline.
The incident comes simply days after flames ravaged the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris.