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Man with gas cans at New York's St. Patrick's Cathedral taken into custody by NYPD

Police by St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City.

A man carrying gasoline cans at New York's St. Patrick's Cathedral was taken into custody by the New York Police Department on Wednesday, according to NBC News.

The man was described by law enforcement sources as emotionally disturbed, NBC reported.

The archdiocese said in a statement that the man had been stopped as he tried to enter the cathedral, and that nothing had occurred within the building itself.

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