Three Worshippers Injured After Stabbing Attack Inside British Church
Three people were injured Sunday in a stabbing attack at a church in the British city of Birmingham.
A 46-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following the incident. A 33-year-old man is believed to have been the target of the attack, but police said his life is not danger.
Minister Kevin Hutchinson said ushers and a number of members of the church tried to stop the man from entering the Sunday service.
“He drew out a large kitchen knife and was restrained by a number of members, about three,” Hutchinson told The Birmingham Mail. “Three members were injured and were taken to hospital.”
Police believe the 33-year-old man was the target of the attack.
“Early indications suggest that the offender and victim knew each other and that this was a targeted attack,” a spokeswoman for West Midlands Police told The Birmingham Mail. “A cordon is in place whilst investigations continue at this time.”
The British government recently warned the Church of England about potential terror attacks. The country’s National Counter Terrorism Security Office issued new guidance about keeping safe in crowded areas following a series of attacks in London and Manchester.
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