When confronted, according to a source close to the events, he explained that he was lost and was looking for Fort Dix — the site of an attempted jihad attack in 2008. This report offers scant details, and there are apparently few to be had, but I am sure that Abdulrahim Sulaiman just wanted to help slash open the piÃ±ata at the school party, or perhaps help cut the lunchmeat at Fort Dix.
“Trespasser carried knife into Tappan Zee Elementary, police say,” by Alex Taylor for LoHud.com, January 21 (thanks to Shawn):
PIERMONT — A Connecticut man found trespassing Wednesday at a South Orangetown elementary school was arrested at a nearby store while carrying a knife, police said.
Abdulrahim Sulaiman, 23, of Bridgeport had already entered the main lobby of Tappan Zee Elementary School before 8 a.m. Wednesday, when he was spotted by school officials, police said.
After a call from Principal William Lee, police officers from Piermont and Orangetown arrived and arrested Sulaiman at a nearby convenience store.
Police said Sulaiman was carrying a gravity knife at the time of his arrest. The knife is similar to a switchblade.
In an e-mail to parents, Lee said he had questioned Sulaiman “for a few minutes” before asking him to leave.
No one was injured.
Lee said classes were not canceled, but students and staff were on lockdown while police swept the building.
Sulaiman was charged with third-degree criminal trespass and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, both misdemeanors.
He was being held in the Rockland County jail. Bail was set at $5,000 cash. He is due in court Feb. 3….
It remained unclear why Sulaiman had entered the school….
Indeed it does.