A potential threat to the New York City Jewish community has been foiled by the FBI/NYPD Joint Terrorism Task Force, Commissioner Keechant Sewell said on Saturday • Full Story
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A potential threat to the New York City Jewish community has been foiled by the FBI/NYPD Joint Terrorism Task Force, Commissioner Keechant Sewell said on Saturday.
Sewell said MTA police officers arrested two individuals entering Penn Station in Manhattan on Saturday morning.
The arrests led to the seizures of a large hunting knife, an illegal Glock 17 firearm and 30-round magazine, and several other items.
Christopher Brown, 21, of Aquebogue, New York is charged with make terroristic threats, aggravated harassment, and criminal possession of a weapon
Matthew Mahrer, 22, of New York City is also facing weapons charges.
According to police sources, the 21-year-old suspect from Suffolk County made a series of increasingly concerning statements about attacking a synagogue in New York City.
The threat did not involve a specific synagogue, the sources said.
Federal prosecutors are deciding whether additional charges are warranted.
Tags: FBI, NYPD
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