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Priest Stabbed While Leading Televised Mass In Montreal

(CNN) — While shocked parishioners and a television audience watched, a man stabbed the elderly rector of St. Joseph’s Oratory at Mount Royal, Canada’s biggest church, as he led Mass on Friday morning, Montreal police said.

Police said the stabbing was not considered a terrorist attack. “Today’s event is an individual act committed by one individual,” police said on Twitter.

The church tweeted that Father Claude Grou was “out of danger.” The 77-year-old priest was taken to a hospital and is recovering from his wounds, Constable Caroline Chevrefils said.

The 26-year-old suspect was detained by security staff at the church and taken into custody by police, Chevrefils said. She said the suspect is known to police.

Grou was celebrating Mass for about 60 people in the church and an audience watching the event being livestreamed when the suspect went toward the priest and stabbed him several times with a sharp object, Chevrefils said.

Video showed Grou moving away as the man approached, then falling and getting up after the attack. Parishioners separated the attacker from the priest.

Police were called to the church at 8:40 a.m.

The suspect, whose name was not immediately released, is expected to appear by video feed at the Quebec Court Criminal Room about 1:30 p.m. Saturday. If any charges are filed, they will be determined by prosecutors, Chevrefils said.

Messages of sympathy filled social media.

“What a horrible attack at Saint Joseph’s Oratory in Montreal this morning,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeted. “Father Claude Grou, Canadians are thinking of you and wishing you a swift recovery.”

Montreal Mayor Valerie Plante tweeted: “What a horrible and inexcusable gesture that has no place in Montreal. I am relieved to learn that the life of Father Claude grou, Rector of the @osjmr, is out of danger and that his condition is stable. On behalf of all Montrealers, I wish him speedy recovery. ”

Christian Lépine, the archbishop of Montreal, posted a statement on the archdiocese website thanking police, paramedics and parishioners for their response.

“We are all shocked by an act of violence taking place here in a place dedicated to peace,” Lépine said.

St. Joseph’s Oratory, the largest church in Canada, is in the culturally diverse Côte-des-Neiges neighborhood.

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Man and Boy Stabbed During Fight In Vacaville

 

VACAVILLE (CBS) — A 12-year-old boy and 36-year-old man were stabbed during a domestic dispute Friday evening, police said.

The adult male victim was involved in a physical altercation shortly after 6 p.m. in the 300 block of Mono Drive with his friend, Bernard Howard, 38, of Vacaville, and an older male resident in his 60s, according to a social media post by police.

The two men in their 30s allegedly attacked the older individual, who grabbed a knife to protect himself. The 12-year-old boy tried to stop the assault of the older man, police said.

During the altercation, the boy suffered a laceration to his forearm and the 36-year-old man suffered a laceration to an extremity and a stab wound to his chest.

Both victims were taken to the hospital. The boy was listed in stable condition, and the man was expected to make a full recovery.

Police arrested Howard on suspicion of violating his parole and battery. Police are also recommending to the District Attorney’s Office battery charges against the 36-year-old man.

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Man and Boy Stabbed in Friday Evening Fight in Vacaville

VACAVILLE (CBS SF) — A 12-year-old boy and 36-year-old man were stabbed during a domestic dispute Friday evening, police said.

The adult male victim was involved in a physical altercation shortly after 6 p.m. in the 300 block of Mono Drive with his friend, Bernard Howard, 38, of Vacaville, and an older male resident in his 60s, according to a social media post by police.

The two men in their 30s allegedly attacked the older individual, who grabbed a knife to protect himself. The 12-year-old boy tried to stop the assault of the older man, police said.

During the altercation, the boy suffered a laceration to his forearm and the 36-year-old man suffered a laceration to an extremity and a stab wound to his chest.

Both victims were taken to the hospital. The boy was listed in stable condition, and the man was expected to make a full recovery.

Police arrested Howard on suspicion of violating his parole and battery. Police are also recommending to the District Attorney’s Office battery charges against the 36-year-old man.

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