2 arrested at Penn Station in probe of threat to Jewish community

Two men with access to weapons were arrested at New York City's Penn Station early Saturday in an investigation into threats to the Jewish community

Two men with access to weapons were arrested at New York City's Penn Station early Saturday in connection with a probe of threats to the Jewish community, authorities said.

Searches of the suspects, their belongings, and a residence turned up a Glock semiautomatic handgun, a large hunting knife, and a swastika armband, two senior law enforcement sources said.

The suspects were named by the New York Police Department as Christopher Brown, 21, of Aquebogue, New York, booked on suspicion of making a terrorist threat, aggravated harassment, and criminal possession of a weapon; and Matthew Mahrer, 22, of the city's Upper West Side, booked on suspicion of criminal possession of a weapon.

It wasn't immediately clear if the suspects have retained legal counsel. The public defender's office for the area did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The senior law enforcement sources said Brown had the swastika armband on him when he was arrested at the train station.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/2-arrested-penn-station-probe-threat-jewish-community-rcna58038


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