At Least 2 People Injured in Church Stabbing Attack in Virginia

Sputnik International

According to the police, one suspect has been taken into custody after the incident. The investigation into the matter is ongoing.

Fairfax County Police responded for reports of stabbing at Grove Covenant Church on Saturday around 3 p.m. local time, confirming that two people were injured and one suspect taken into custody. Both injuries, however, were said to be non-life-threatening.

Social media users reported that at least four people were injured. Local media also said that Fairfax Police Chief Edwin Roessler was  injured during the attack, however, police only confirmed that he was present on the scene and helped arrest the suspect. 

“We are in prayer for all the injured. We are grateful for the courage exhibited that prevented worse from happening. Lastly, we want to thank the broader community for their outpouring of concern and support in this time,” said Brett Fuller of Grace Covenant Church, cited by MSN.

The investigation into the incident is ongoing.

​Reports suggest that one of the people from the group event at the church went after the pastor in charge of the session. Photos allegedly made on the scene show police presence in the area.


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