Man Threatened to Kill Muslims at Staten Island Mosque, Police Say

TOMPKINSVILLE — A pipe-wielding man allegedly threatened to kill Muslims and an imam at a Staten Island mosque early Friday morning, prosecutors said.

Angel Mercado, 38, of Tompkinsville, was arrested in front of the Albanian Islamic Cultural Center, 307 Victory Blvd., at about 1:10 a.m., after he went inside, grabbed a pipe and threatened to kill Muslims, the NYPD said.