Breaking – Man Repeatedly Stabs Choir Members at Albuquerque Church for being ‘Fake Preachers’ | RedCowHills

Stabbing Spree, 4 Injured, 2 Critical
Witnesses said a man charged the choir just after communion yelling, “fake preacher!” and began stabbing choir members.
Authorities said members of the congregation were able to subdue the attacker until police arrived.
Two of the victims were critically injured, emergency medical workers said.
All of the victims were taken to nearby hospitals for treatment.
(KRQE) – Statement by Archbishop Michael J. Sheehan on April 28, 2013 Incident at St. Jude Thaddeus Parish, Albuquerque:

“I am deeply saddened by the incident that took place this morning during the 11:00 a.m. Mass at St. Jude Thaddeus in Paradise Hills, Albuquerque.

A man in his early twenties attacked several choir members with a knife before being apprehended by an off duty police officer and others. This is the first time in my 30 years serving as Archbishop in the Archdiocese of Santa Fe and as Bishop of Lubbock, that anything like this has occurred. I pray for all who have been harmed, their families, the parishioners and that nothing like this will ever happen again.

St. Jude Thaddeus Parish is a vibrant community led by an excellent pastor, Father John Daniel, an Albuquerque native. The parish has a weekly Sunday attendance of 4,000 members.”