NEW YORK – A college philosophy teacher 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 Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris was ravaged by a fire that investigators said Thursday was most likely electrical. Miller would not discuss anything Lamparello told investigators after his arrest but stressed that there “doesn’t appear to be any connection to any terrorist group or any terrorist-related intent here.”
A Psych hold is a civil hold, as is a Detox hold. The Detox hold lasts about eight hours; in some circles, it is called the “Drunk Tank.” The Detox hold is an easy report for an officer to write — “Subject intoxicated, unable to care for himself, or herself.” The Psych hold is a bit more difficult, but it can be done.
After this subject’s first arrest, he stepped up his game on his visit to St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Congrats to Cathedral security, and the NYPD for stopping this individual, and for his arrest.