At around 7:55 p.m. on Wednesday, a man attempted to enter St Patrick’s Cathedral in New York with two gas cans that held four gallons of gas, two butane lighters, and two containers of lighter fluid. He was arrested, and police, as well as the Joint Terrorism Task Force, are investigating.
On the heels of the conflagration at Notre Dame, this individual, identified as 37 year old Marc Lamparello, told police that he was just “cutting through” the cathedral to get to his car because he was “out of gas.” Police checked his car and it had gas in it. Apparently he didn’t get the word that many cities were now on “high alert” after the French landmark burned.
Lamparello - Minivan - Cathedral
Lamparello parked his minivan not far from the cathedral.
“THERE WAS SOME VERY GOOD WORK DONE HERE, OBVIOUSLY BY THE ST. PATRICK’S CATHEDRAL SECURITY...