NEW YORK – The school philosophy trainer accused of getting into St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Manhattan with gasoline cans, lighter fluid and butane lighters had additionally booked a lodge simply 20 minutes from the Vatican, a New York prosecutor stated Wednesday.
Police beforehand stated that Marc Lamparello had booked a flight to Rome for the following day.
Assistant District Lawyer David Stuart stated throughout a quick courtroom listening to that Lamparello was “planning to burn down St. Patrick’s Cathedral” when he was arrested final week.
The prosecutor made no additional remarks in regards to the Rome plans however referred to Lamparello as a flight threat. He stated Lamparello had spent “appreciable time planning and surveilling” St. Patrick’s earlier than his arrest.
Lamparello of Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey, made his preliminary courtroom look from a hospital. The choose ordered him to bear a psychiatric analysis.
The New York incident occurred simply days after flames ravaged the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, a blaze police blamed on quick circuit.
Stuart famous through the transient listening to that Lamparello faces as much as 15 years in jail if convicted of tried arson and reckless endangerment.
He indicated that prosecutors will search to have Lamparello held on $500,000 bond pending trial.
Lamparello has labored half time at New York Metropolis’s Lehman Faculty and as an adjunct professor at Seton Corridor College in New Jersey.