NJ man scouted GW Bridge, potentially for attack: prosecutors

John Montone
October 08, 2019 - 7:33 am
George Washington Bridge



NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – A New Jersey man who was arrested and is facing weapons charges was scouting city landmarks, possibly for an attack, prosecutors alleged Monday, according to NorthJersey.com.

He tried to gain access to a restricted area of the George Washington Bridge in September, Bergen County prosecutors say.

Daniel Czerepak, 29, a former Army veteran, will be held at the Bergen County Jail after a court hearing Monday.

He has been held at the jail since being detained two weeks ago.

He was arrested after trying to access the upper level of the bridge and pretended to work for construction company Skanska USA, according to authorities.

Authorities found high-capacity ammunition at his home, according to NJ.com.

“When you put the pieces together, a picture emerges. And this picture is frankly terrifying," said Assistant County Prosecutor Christine Gorzelany.

A judge ruled that Czerepak is to be held without bail.

Prosecutors allege he was trying to learn about the bridge’s security and the search of his residence found blueprints and construction of the bridge and other buildings, the report said.

Czerepak pleaded not guilty.

His lawyer, Alan Liebowitz, claimed the magazines found in his client’s residence were empty and from his military days.

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