A man carrying what looked like a pair of gasoline canisters tried walking into St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Midtown Manhattan Wednesday night, authorities said. Security at the iconic Catholic cathedral confronted the man and called the police. The NYPD mobilized dozens of officers to investigate what appeared to be a potentially alarming incident given both New York’s status as a target of terrorism and the catastrophic fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris this week. Fox News video
According to ABC News, the 37-year-old man from New Jersey allegedly parked his vehicle in front of Saks Fifth Avenue where he carried two gas cans and lighter fluid into the cathedral.