icon bookmark-bicon bookmarkicon cameraicon checkicon chevron downicon chevron lefticon chevron righticon chevron upicon closeicon v-compressicon downloadicon editicon v-expandicon fbicon fileicon filtericon flag ruicon full chevron downicon full chevron lefticon full chevron righticon full chevron upicon gpicon insicon mailicon moveicon-musicicon mutedicon nomutedicon okicon v-pauseicon v-playicon searchicon shareicon sign inicon sign upicon stepbackicon stepforicon swipe downicon tagicon tagsicon tgicon trashicon twicon vkicon yticon wticon fm
10 Sep, 2017 12:55

Man arrested after stabbing at Birmingham church

Man arrested after stabbing at Birmingham church

At least three worshipers have been stabbed after a knife-wielding man stormed a Birmingham church during service, local media report, adding that the suspect has been arrested.

The incident took place at the New Jerusalem Apostolic Church at 10:50am, according to West Midlands Police. It's unclear if the stabbing occured inside the church or on the grounds.

A 46-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

One of the victims, a 33-year-old man, has been taken to the hospital in stable condition.

“Early indications suggest that the offender and victim knew each other and that this was a targeted attack,” a police spokesperson said.

The church released a statement describing how three members of the congregation were injured during the knife attack.

Minister Kevin Hutchinson told The Birmingham Mail how the man who interrupted Sunday service wielded a “large kitchen knife” before he was tackled to the ground by at least three people.

They managed to detain him until police arrived, Hutchinson added.