A homeless man shouting “Allahu akbar” busted a Midtown church’s door with a wrench and threatened to return and shoot all Christians, police sources said on Wednesday.
The drama began when Noel Droni asked a 37-year-old homeless man outside the interdenominational Times Square Church, on W. 51st St., if he was a Christian on Monday, cops said. When the man told Droni he was Christian, Droni allegedly pulled a red wrench from his backpack and smashed the church’s glass door.
He yelled “Allahu akbar,” Arabic for “God is great,” and then vowed violence, police said.
“I am going to blow up the church and come back and kill any Christians,” he said, according to court papers.
When police arrived and arrested Droni, he refused to answer questions, authorities said. He was charged with criminal mischief as a hate crime and is being held on $1,000 bail.
Droni’s lawyer, Russell Novack, said he is “confident in a satisfactory outcome.”
“Other than that, I can’t discuss the facts of the case,” he added.