Mesa County / Grand Junction Daily Sentinel
NEW YORK -- (WPIX) -- A man carrying a gasoline can and matches near Rockefeller Center Monday afternoon has been arrested, law enforcement officials tell PIX11 News.
Yuriy Alterman, 38, of the Bronx was seen by a witness walking erratically towards the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree.
The witness flagged down a police officer when they noticed the man was lugging the gas can and matches. Alterman, who was also carrying the book "Son of Hamas," then hurled a bottle at officers while yelling expletives.