A New York City protester was arrested Saturday for identifying himself as “Ace Burns.” Direct interview He told Fox News that he planned to set fire to Manhattan’s diamond district.
The man was stopped for a camera interview outside the Barclays Center on Saturday as protests began with police killing George Floyd.
“Petrol, thanks to Trump, is very cheap,” he told Fox News reporter Jack Heinrich.
“Today, at 6pm, I will give a demonstration from the Barclay Center. Go to City Hall, that’s the first stop – we hope [Mayor] De Blasio and [Gov.] Come out to Cuomo and talk to us and give some guidance to young people, ”he told reporters.
“But if they don’t [the] The next stop is the Diamond District, ”he said, referring to a block on 47th Street in Manhattan known for jewelry stores. “And gasoline, thanks to Trump, is very cheap. So we give them a chance now to do the right thing. “
The NYPD announced shortly after 9 p.m. On Twitter The man was taken to trial. Police said the investigation is ongoing and no charges have been filed.
“Earlier tonight, a man wearing this mask threatened to burn Manhattan’s diamond district in a live @FoxNews interview,” the department tweeted. “In a few hours, we identified the man and took him to the interview.”