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Indonesian Student Attacks People At Church Using A Sword

Indonesian Student Attacks People At Church Using A Sword

| On 12, Feb 2018

A priest and two churchgoers were wounded after a sword-wielding man attacked Lidwina Church in Sleman, Yogyakarta province.

According to Sky News, one member of the congregation ran inside the church with a bleeding head. It turned out that he was being chased by a man with a sword.

Then, he focused his attention to the imagery in the church and damaged a statue of Virgin Mary and decapitated a statue of Jesus Christ. After, he charged towards the churchgoers. He also attacked the 81-year-old priest, Fr. Karl Edmund Prier, who was standing near the altar.

The police arrived and fired a warning shot. However, the suspect refused to stop that prompted the officials to fire bullets at him.

A police officer was also wounded after the incident.

“After the warning shot was fired, the attacker charged towards the officer with his sword. The officer then shot him below his stomach, but he managed to injure the cop before being subdued,” a spokesperson of the police said.

The suspect was later identified as 22-year-old Suliyano, a university student.

 

Posted by Frids W Lado on Saturday, February 10, 2018

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