Man arrested at St. Patrick's Cathedral in NYC

Marc Lamparello attempted to enter the church with two gasoline cans and lighter fluid on Wednesday night, according to police.
1:12 | 04/18/19

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In the meantime, to the scare and the arrest here in new York City at St. Patrick's cathedral. A man walking in with two gas cans, lighter fluid and lighters, as well. Telling police his car was out of gas, taken into custody when they found that wasn't true. And then they discovered he had bought a one-way ticket to Rome. ABC's gio Benitez is at St. Patrick's cathedral. Reporter: Tonight, we're learning the man charged with attempted arson after walking into New York's famous St. Patrick's cathedral with gasoline, also alledgedly booked a one-way ticket to Rome set to leave today. Police say 37-year-old Marc lamparello was carrying two gas cans, lighter fluid and two butane lighters Wednesday night before being stopped by church security. The NYPD quickly moving in for the arrest. His basic story was that his car had run out of gas. We took a look at the vehicle. It was not out of gas. Reporter: Lamparello, who reportedly was called a brilliant college professor by his father, was arrested just this week at a church in new Jersey. David, we are now seeing more officers surrounding St. Patrick's cathedral, which does have a sprinkler-like system. So far, police say they haven't found any link to terrorism. All right, gio Benitez with us tonight. Gio, thank you.

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