NYC cathedral suspect had booked a flight to Italy

NYC cathedral suspect had booked a flight to Italy

April 18, 2019– Mary Greeley News –The man who allegedly brought gas cans and lighter fluid into St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City has taught philosophy at different colleges in New York and New Jersey, school officials said.

Marc Lamparello, 37, was arrested on Wednesday night and was charged with attempted arson and reckless endangerment. He was taken into custody after a security guard at the cathedral on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan spotted him.

NBC News 4 reported; The man taken into custody Wednesday night after allegedly trying to walk into St. Patrick’s Cathedral, in the heart of New York City, with two gasoline cans and lighter fluid had booked a one-way $2,800 flight to Italy for Thursday, police said.

The article goes on to state the following:

He was cooperative but acted evasively, the New York Police Department said. Lamparello allegedly told officers that he was “cutting through the cathedral to get to Madison Avenue” and that “his car ran out of gas,” police said. But when police reportedly checked the man’s minivan, its gas tank wasn’t empty.

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John Miller, the NYPD’s deputy commissioner of intelligence and counterterrorism, said surveillance camera footage showed Lamparello circling St. Patrick’s several times in a minivan well over an hour before he parked outside the cathedral on Fifth Avenue, walked around the area, returned to his vehicle, and retrieved the gasoline and lighter fluid.

The report states that Lamparello was also arrested on Monday night after he refused to leave the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark, New Jersey at closing time.

Miller said surveillance camera footage showed Lamparello circling the church several times in a minivan well over an hour before he parked outside the cathedral on Fifth Avenue, walked around the area, returned to his vehicle, and retrieved the gasoline and lighter fluid.

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