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.