MSN - AP World http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a MSN - AP World Copyright © 2010-2018 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved. http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Wed, 26 Jun 2019 04:08:07 +0000 NYPD: Man with gas cans arrested at cathedral http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a/2971d848e38c4748a0a8ca2298c34a20 A New Jersey man was arrested Wednesday night after entering St. Patrick's Cathedral carrying two cans of gasoline, lighter fluid and butane lighters, according to the New York Police Department. (April 18) 2971d848e38c4748a0a8ca2298c34a20 Thu, 18 Apr 2019 06:21:07 +0000 RESTRICTION SUMMARY: MUST CREDIT WABC-TV, NO ACCESS NEW YORK MARKET, NO USE US BROADCAST NETWORKS SHOTLIST:WABC: MANDATORY CREDIT WABC-TV, NO ACCESS NEW YORK MARKET, NO USE US BROADCAST NETWORKSNew York - 17 April 2019 1. SOUNDBITE (English) John Miller, NYPD Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence & Counterterrorism:"The individual returned to that minivan, takes out two two gallon (8 Liter) cans of gasoline, a plastic bag containing two bottles of lighter fluid, the type of which you would use to light a charcoal grill or a barbecue. Two extended lighters, butane lighters controlled by a trigger, and enters St. Patrick's Cathedral. 2. SOUNDBITE (English) John Miller, NYPD Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence & Counterterrorism:"As he enters the cathedral, he is confronted by a cathedral security officer who asks him where he's going. Informs him he can't proceed into the cathedral carrying these things. That point some gasoline apparently has spilled out onto the floor as he turned around."3. SOUNDBITE (English) John Miller, NYPD Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence & Counterterrorism:"The St. Patrick's employee notifies to CRC critical response command from the Counterterrorism Bureau, police officers from our Stryker team who are outside, that the individual went. South on Fifth Avenue and onto 50th Street. They catch up to the individual who carrying the gas cans and begin to question him. His answers were inconsistent and evasive, although he remained conversational with them and cooperative."4. SOUNDBITE (English) John Miller, NYPD Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence & Counterterrorism:"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 and brought to the Midtown North Station House."5. SOUNDBITE (English) John Miller, NYPD Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence & Counterterrorism:"It's hard to say exactly what his intentions were,  but I think the totality of circumstances of an individual walking into an iconic location like St. Patrick's Cathedral carrying over four gallons of gasoline, two bottles of lighter fluid and lighters is something that we would have a great concern over."6. SOUNDBITE (English) John Miller, NYPD Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence & Counterterrorism:"He is in conversation with detectives right now. I think if you add to that the events in the iconic location of the fire and Notre Dame this week and all the publicity around that. This is a location where we always have heightened security. That is normal. We've added to that in recent days. And I think this is an indicator of something that. That would be very suspicious."7. Various front of St. Patrick's Cathedral STORYLINE: Just days after flames ravaged the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, a New Jersey man was arrested Wednesday night after entering St. Patrick's Cathedral carrying two cans of gasoline, lighter fluid and butane lighters, according to the New York Police Department. The unidentified 37-year-old man had pulled up in a minivan outside the landmark cathedral on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, walked around the area, then returned to his vehicle at 7:55 p.m. and retrieved the gasoline and lighter fluid, said NYPD Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence and Counterterrorism John Miller. "As he enters the cathedral he's confronted by a cathedral security officer who asks him where he's going and informs him he can't proceed into the cathedral carrying these things," said Miller. "At that point some gasoline apparently spills out onto the floor as he's turned around." Security then notified officers from the counter-terrorism bureau who were standing outside, Miller said. The officers caught up to the man and arrested him after he was questioned. "His basic story was he was cutting through the cathedral to get to Madison Avenue. That his car had run out of gas," Miller said. "We took a look at the vehicle. It was not out of gas and at that point he was taken into custody." "It's hard to say what his intentions were, but I think the totality of circumstances of an individual walking into an iconic location like St. Patrick's Cathedral carrying over four gallons of gasoline, two bottles of lighter fluid and lighters and lighters is something we would have great concern over," Miller said. Miller said the suspect is known to police, who are currently looking into his background. St. Patrick's Cathedral was built in 1878 and has installed a sprinkler-like system during recent renovations. Its wooden roof is also coated with fire retardant.=========================================================== Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. A New Jersey man was arrested Wednesday night after entering St. Patrick's Cathedral carrying two cans of gasoline, lighter fluid and butane lighters, according to the New York Police Department. (April 18) NYPD: Man with gas cans arrested at cathedral