St. Patrick’s Cathedral Reopens After Man Allegedly Walked In Armed With Gasoline, Lighter Fluid

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A New Jersey man accused of carrying gasoline and lighter fluid into St. Patrick’s Cathedral was taken into custody Wednesday and held overnight for questioning.

Sources tell CBS2 the suspect has been identified as 37-year-old Marc Lamparello, who apparently has a history with police.

The alarming incident happened during Holy Week for Catholics around the world and just days after the devastating fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.

The NYPD said the suspect parked his minivan on Fifth Avenue shortly before 8 p.m. Wednesday and made his way inside St. Patrick’s Cathedral, armed with two two-gallon gas cans, lighter fluid and lighters.

WEB EXTRA: NYPD officials detail how St. Patrick’s Cathedral suspect was stopped.

A cathedral security guard…

Original published: 2019-04-18 06:49:22 Read the full New York City News here

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