Man arrested at St. Patrick's carrying gasoline cans, lighters

The 37-year-old suspect carried two canisters of gasoline, two bottles of lighter fluid and two butane lighters into St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City, according to police.
0:59 | 04/18/19

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Now to that arrest at St. Patrick's cathedral here in new York overnight. A man was stopped carrying two gasoline cans, lighter fluid and gio Benitez has the latest. Good morning, gio. Reporter: Good morning, it was a scary headline overnight. That man walking into this cathedral carrying gallons of gasoline and like you said, lighters. He was quickly taken into custody. He tried to enter the church around 8:00 P.M. Wednesday night with two red canisters of gasoline, two bottles of lighter fluid and two lighters. He claimed he was trying to cut through the building to get to his van which he says was out of gas, but the vehicle was not out of gas. It was parked outside. Police say there is no immediate terror connection. He has been arrested twice before in New Jersey, but again, this church is open, but it is on high alert, robin. Good thing he was spotted. Gio, thanks so much.

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