An unhinged 22-year-old man has been arrested for making threats to Big Apple synagogues, sources stated.
The suspect, Christopher Brown, was collared on the Long Island Rail Road platform at Penn Station late Friday night time, carrying weapons and a Nazi armband recovered in his bag, the sources added.
The FBI/NYPD Joint Task power had been on the path of Brown, a “recognized schizophrenic” who not too long ago made overtures to household that he was fascinated with going to New York and shopping for a gun, the sources stated.
Brown, of Aquebogue, was arrested at 11:30 p.m. and charged with making terroristic threats, aggravated harassment and legal possession of a weapon, the NYPD stated.
When Brown was arrested he had the arm band, a ski masks and a big looking knife, sources stated.
Cops additionally recovered a Glock 17 with an prolonged journal, the sources stated. The weapon was present in a backpack within the residence of a second particular person. It was unclear if that individual will probably be charged, the sources stated. Matthew Mahrer, 22, of Manhattan, was charged with legal possession of a weapon. The duo are believed to have been touring collectively, the sources added.
NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell praised the “sharp-eyed” legislation enforcement motion within the case.
“The FBI/NYPD Joint Terrorism Task Force, NYPD Counterterrorism and Intelligence Bureau investigators, working with their legislation enforcement companions, uncovered a growing menace to the Jewish neighborhood on Friday and moved swiftly to assemble info, determine these behind it, and operationally neutralize their capability to do hurt,” Sewell stated in a press release.
“As a joint investigation now continues to ascertain a powerful prosecution, Police Department commanders are strategically deploying belongings at delicate places all through New York City.”