New Jersey Man Busted by Cops When Headed for Trying to Burn Down St. Patrick’s Cathedral

A New Jersey man is under arrest after he reportedly tried to enter St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City with two butane lighters, two gas cans and two bottles of lighter fluid.

The man was stopped by security guards by the church entrance with the items in the photo below. When the man turned away from the confrontation with the guard, he spilled some gasoline. Soon after the security officer notified two counter-terrorism officers who were stationed outside the church. The man was then apprehended.

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The motive has not yet been determined:

There are reports that the would-be terrorist is an “emotionally disturbed” man.

Here is the presser by NYPD:

Great job by the security officer and the counter-terrorism officers. They did their job and kept the structure and the people safe from terrorism. Hats off to them.

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