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New York - 18 April 2019
2. Gas cans, lighter fluid, and lighters allegedly carried by suspect
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3 . SOUNDBITE (English) John Miller, NYPD Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence and Counterterrorism:
"At this point Mark Lamparello is going to be charged with attempted arson, reckless endangerment and some violations of city codes involving the transport of flammable materials in public places."
4 . Various of St. Patrick's
5. SOUNDBITE (English) John Miller, NYPD Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence and Counterterrorism:
"Along with the gasoline cans he was in possession of two full bottles of lighter fluid the kind of which you would use for a grill at home and two lighters. There's significant reason to doubt the veracity of his statements and his intent with those items seemed to be to set a fire."
6 . Various of St. Patrick's
7. SOUNDBITE (English) John Miller, NYPD Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence and Counterterrorism:
"On Monday night in Newark New Jersey, he was arrested in Sacred Heart Cathedral. According to the Essex County Sheriff's Department when the cathedral was closing he refused to leave, resisted arrest, got into a physical altercation with two deputy sheriffs and was arrested that night. The day, in the early morning hours of yesterday, before proceeding in New York City, he did book a flight to Italy for twenty eight hundred dollars that would have left at 5:20 this evening.
8.SOUNDBITE (English) John Miller, NYPD Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence and Counterterrorism:
(Off-camera reporter: Is there any sense that this is related to Notre Dame?"
"You would have to say from our standpoint, in terms of the kind of security that we've placed around houses of worships in an abundance of caution, that there was certainly attention to that at the time he showed up with gasoline and lighters and an iconic church. That was certainly a consideration. I can't tell you that he made any statement in that regard."
9. Various of scene infront St. Patrick's Cathedral
A man arrested after entering St. Patrick's Cathedral carrying two cans of gasoline, lighter fluid and butane lighters had also been arrested at a New Jersey cathedral this week and had booked a Thursday flight to Rome, the New York Police Department said.
Marc Lamparello, 37, is facing charges including attempted arson and reckless endangerment after his arrest Wednesday night at the New York City landmark, said John Miller, the New York Police Department's deputy commissioner of intelligence and counterterrorism .
It happened just days after flames ravaged the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.
Lamparello remained in police custody Thursday and had not been arraigned.
Miller said there was no apparent connection to terrorism.
It wasn't immediately clear whether Lamparello had a lawyer who could speak for him.
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