Posted by on April 18, 2019 12:27 am
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A New Jersey man was taken into custody on Wednesday night after he tried to enter St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City with cans of gasoline, light fluid and butane lighters, police said.

Police said they do not know the man’s “mindset” but noted that the excuse he gave for having the gas was bogus and that the incident happened just two days after the devastating inferno at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.

“It’s hard to say what his intentions were, but I think the totality of circumstances—of an individual walking into an iconic location like St. Patrick’s Cathedral, carrying over two gallons of gasoline, two bottles of lighter fluid, and lighters—is something that we would have great concern over,” NYPD Deputy Commissioner John Miller told reporters.

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