Sunday, February 11, 2018

Indonesia: Police shoot knife man attacking people inside a church.

(Yogyakarta)  A priest and three other people were seriously injured when a man attacked a church congregation with a sword during Sunday mass in Indonesia.

Around  100 people were at St Lidwina Church in Sleman on the Island of Java when a man wielding a metre-long blade burst in and began lashing out at worshippers, Christian imagery and a number of books , He also beheaded a statue of the Virgin Mary . 

When the Police arrived they fired a warning shot, but the attacker took no heed, so they were forced to wound him. A police spokesman’s explained:
“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."
Police have identified the attacker as a university student in his early 20s but could not confirm if the incident was terror-related.