Man caught with gas can near Rockefeller Center tree charged with making terroristic threats: officials

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 is about the...

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