The NYPD say An Aquebogue man carrying a large hunting knife and a Nazi armband was one of two men arrested at Penn Station in connection with a threat to the city’s Jewish community.
Christopher Brown, 21, was arrested at 11:30 p.m. Friday as he entered the station. He was charged with making a terroristic threat, aggravated harassment and criminal possession of a weapon. A second man, Matthew Mahrer, 22, of Manhattan, also was charged with criminal possession of a weapon in connection with the incident.
The FBI/NYPD Joint Terrorism Task Force and NYPD counterterrorism and intelligence investigators gathered information to neutralize “a developing threat to the Jewish community” after Brown had allegedly made threats against area synagogues on social media. MTA police officers identified the suspects when they entered Penn Station.