Man carrying gas can, matches arrested near Rockefeller Center tree

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NEW YORK — Police in New York City have arrested a man who they say was carrying a gas can and matches and acting erratically near the Rockefeller Center tree.

Police say 38-year-old Yuriy Alterman threw a bottle into the street, became combative and screamed at officers when they approached him Tuesday afternoon in midtown Manhattan.

They say he was carrying a red can containing a liquid that smelled like gasoline, matches as well as a book called “Son of Hamas,” which...

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