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Time Warner Center ISIS threat suspect arrested

Jonathan Lamptey left a package with a note claiming affiliation to the terrorist group

October 05, 2015 09:30AM

Time Warner Center

Time Warner Center at 10 Columbus Circle in Midtown

A man who left a bizarre package in a Time Warner Center with a note claiming it came from the Islamic State terrorist group has been arrested.

Jonathan Lamptey, a resident of the Bronx, was arrested and charged Friday with making terrorist threats and aggravated harassment.

He allegedly left a large envelope at the tower, developed by the Related Companies and AREA Property Partners, located at 10 Columbus Circle in Midtown, containing a DVD and a note that read, “I have been sent from a man from IS. This is not a bomb. Take it to police or CNN. I have a book for Barack Obama. I have a five-year-old U.S. citizen in custody. Deliver this ASAP and the child will have his freedom,” the New York Post reported.

The DVD in the envelope contained a video of a man talking about President Obama.

The Time Warner company sold its stake in the building for $1.3 billion in 2014 to Related Cos. along with the Abu Dhabi Investment Authorty and the Singaporean sovereign welath fund GIC. [NYP]Ariel Stulberg