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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.

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