Man arrested at NYC cathedral with gas cans


A man, Marc Lamparello, was arrested by NYPD last night after he walked into the St. Patrick Cathedral in Manhattan with two gasoline cans. 

He was charged with attempted arson and other charges. Police said it seems like he intended to set a fire because he had over four gallons of gasoline, two bottles of lighter fluid, and lighters when he walked into the church. 

The staff at the church spotted the man carrying the gas cans and detained him until the NYPD came and took him into custody. 

This was more alarming because of the Notre Dame fire in France on Monday. There were police guards with long guns outside of the church last night. reported that Lamparello is a philosophy professor and had a one-way flight ticket from Newark Airport to Rome for tonight.