Man Arrested Trying To Sneak Gasoline And Lighter Fluid Into 100-Year-Old NYC Church

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Police arrested a 37-year-old New Jersey man for trying to enter St Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City with 2 gasoline cans and lighter fluid Wednesday — 2 days after fire devastated Notre Dame.

“His basic story was that he was cutting through the cathedral to get to Madison Avenue, that his car had run out of gas. We took a look at the vehicle. It was not out of gas, and at that point he was taken into custody,” NYPD’s Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence and Counterterrorism John Miller said.

No fire was started in the cathedral, which was built in 1878. The incident takes place just  days after a fire tore through the centuries old cathedral at Notre Dame.

Read more at AXIOS.



  1. There was a fire in a basement of a cathedral this Sunday. Maybe this is another cathedral basement they needed to take care of… The Notre Dame fire was accidental. It was only the basement they needed to burn down like the basements of other 12 chuches/ cathedrals.


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