OVERNIGHT: NYPD counter-terror cops busted a guy trying to burn down St. Patrick’s Cathedral

A New Jersey man is under arrest after he reportedly attempted to enter St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City with two two-gallon gas cans, two bottles of lighter fluid and two butane lighters:

The man was originally stopped by church security guards at the entrance to the cathedral with the items seen below. Some gasoline reportedly spilled on the steps outside of the cathedral when the man turned away after the confrontation with the guard. The guard then notified two counter-terrorism officers stationed outside the church who apprehended the man:

A motive has yet to be determined:

Some reports called the man “emotionally disturbed”:

NYPD presser here: