A person arrested after getting into St. Patrick’s Cathedral with two cans of gasoline, lighter fluid and butane lighters had booked a flight to Italy and had additionally been arrested at a New Jersey cathedral a number of days ago, police stated.
Marc Lamparello, 37, is dealing with expenses together with attempted arson and reckless endangerment after his arrest Wednesday night time on the New York Metropolis landmark, Deputy New York Police Commissioner John Miller stated. It happened just days after flames ravaged the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.
Lamparello stays in police custody.
Police stated Lamparello, of Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey, was confronted by a cathedral security officer when he entered the church and was informed he couldn’t convey the gadgets inside.
The security officer notified officers from the counterterrorism bureau who have been standing outdoors.
It isn’t instantly clear whether Lamparello has an lawyer who can touch upon his behalf.