A Dublin man said he was an “IRA murderer” and would shoot police officers and blow up New York train station

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Mark Cronin, who police described as “emotionally disturbed,” was hospitalized after threatening officers in the city

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A Dublin man reportedly threatened to shoot police officers and blow up a train station in New York while claiming to be a “murderer for the IRA”.

Mark Cronin, who police described as “emotionally disturbed,” was hospitalized after threatening officers in the city.

The Mount Vernon City Police Department issued a bulletin related to Cronin, urging people to be careful and call for help immediately if anyone encountered him.

There are no current arrest warrants for Cronin, police noted in their bulletin.

However, the bulletin states that Cronin “contacted Westchester County Police on 11/5/23 and stated that his friend Mark was a known Provisional IRA (Provisional Irish Republican Army) murderer.

“Cronin then explained that Mark was on his way to Mount Vernon to shoot 17 police officers.

“Westchester County RTC (Real-Time Crime) has been pinging his phone since he received his first call. They noted that the above party referred to themselves in the third person.

“Westchester County RTC received information indicating that Cronin is now homeless and sleeping at the Woodlawn Station.

“He also was in contact with the MTA police and threatened to blow up the Fordham station.”

According to Irish Central, the Dubliner had been living in the predominantly Irish and Irish-American Woodlawn neighborhood of the Bronx in New York for several years.

The district attorney is not pressing charges against Cronin “because of his mental illness,” the spokesman said.

However, the spokesman noted that MTA police “may press charges” related to his threat to bomb the Fordham Road station.


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