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Active shooter taken down at NYC cathedral Christmas concert – had can of gasoline, wire, rope, multiple knives

NEW YORK CITY, NY- Despite the fact that many things are shut down this holiday season in New York, many major landmarks, including New York City cathedrals still draws a crowd of many.

On Sunday afternoon, police reported that a man was fatally shot in the head by police on the steps of one of those New York City cathedral’s, after he began firing two semiautomatic handguns at the end of a Christmas choral concert.

According to New York Police Commissioner Dermot Shea, a detective, a sergeant and an officer fired 15 rounds after the man started shooting just before 4 p.m. at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, mother church of the Episcopal Diocese of New York.

Police stop a potential mass shooting at Cathedral of Saint John the Divine.

According to ABC7, the man had a lengthy criminal history and was carrying a bag containing a can of gasoline, rope, wire, knives and a Bible, Shea said. The police commissioner called the actions of the officers “heroic.”

The concert featured members of Saint John the Divine’s choir, standing socially distant on the steps of the cathedral.

Apparently, the shooting began when the concert, which lasted about 45 minutes, had concluded and people were beginning to exit the church area. When the shots rang out, people began screaming and running down Amsterdam Avenue the report stated.
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