NYPD: 2 arrested at Penn Station after ‘mitigated threat’ to Jewish community
Two people were arrested Saturday in Penn Station after the NYPD uncovered a “developing threat to the Jewish community on Friday.”
A statement from Police Commissioner Keechant L. Sewell says the NYPD “moved swiftly to gather information, identify those behind it, and operationally neutralize their ability to do harm.”
It goes on to say:
“The NYPD's exhaustive intelligence-gathering led to the arrest by sharp-eyed MTA police officers of two individuals entering Penn Station, in Manhattan, and 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 in Suffolk County, was named as one of the individuals arrested. He faces charges that include making a terroristic threat, aggravated harassment, and criminal possession of a weapon.
The second individual is Matthew Mahrer, 22, of Manhattan. He faces the same charges.