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Man Accused Of Threatening Priests, Parishioners At Lynbrook Church

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Our Lady of Peace Church - Lynbrook, NY (file / credit: Our Lady of Peace)

Our Lady of Peace Church – Lynbrook, NY (file / credit: Our Lady of Peace)

LYNBROOK, NY (WCBS 880) - Authorities said it has been anything but peaceful at Our Lady of Peace church in Lynbrook.

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Victor Tosner, 57, is accused of making numerous threats over the phone and in person to two parish priests. Detectives said on June 24 Tosner walked into the church and handed a 54-year-old female parishioner a greeting card with a threatening message written inside.

Another churchgoer told authorities Tosner prevented her from entering her vehicle.

Tosner faces both stalking and harassment charges.

He is expected to be arraigned at First District Court in Hempstead Friday.

In March 2002, Rev. Lawrence Penzes, 50, and parishioner Eileen Tosner, 73, were gunned down at the church. It is unclear whether Victor Tosner is related to the woman killed nine years ago. 

Peter Troy is serving a life sentence in the killings.

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