ARRESTED: Threat To NYC Jewish Community Foiled, NYPD Commissioner Says


A potential threat to the New York City Jewish community has been foiled by the FBI/NYPD Joint Terrorism Task Force, Commissioner Keechant Sewell said on Saturday.

Sewell said MTA police officers arrested two individuals entering Penn Station in Manhattan on Saturday morning.

The arrests led to the seizures of a large hunting knife, an illegal Glock 17 firearm and 30-round magazine, and several other items.

Christopher Brown, 21, of Aquebogue, New York is charged with make terroristic threats, aggravated harassment, and criminal possession of a weapon

Matthew Mahrer, 22, of New York City is also facing weapons charges.

According to police sources, the 21-year-old suspect from Suffolk County made a series of increasingly concerning statements about attacking a synagogue in New York City.

The threat did not involve a specific synagogue, the sources said.

Federal prosecutors are deciding whether additional charges are warranted.



  1. And NYS still wants to forge ahead with its ban on firearms at synagogues. These fiends were able to attempt to bring their weapons to a synagogue and would not face any additional charges yet if a worshipper would have mowed them down, he would face charges. Thanks NY for electing Hochul.

  2. Skrpika, what a stupid thing to say! Why on earth would you think such a thing? Where and when has that ever happened, in all the millions of crimes that have been prevented by armed would-be victims? You are just making up ridiculous fantasies.

    On the contrary, gun owners are far better shots than most policemen are. Police are absolutely notorious for being lousy shots, and a policeman shooting at a terrorist is very likely to miss his target and shoot a bystander. That is a well-known fact borne out by years of experience. Private gun owners, who unlike the police are responsible for their actions, are much more accurate. Again, you’re entitled to your own opinions, but not to your own facts.