Man Attacks Cathedral Employee With Sword And Tries To Set Church On Fire

Man in Tulsa, Oklahoma arrested after attack on cathedral attendant with sword, attempt to set church on fire -Breaking 911

Tulsa police arrested a suspect who allegedly injured an employee and threw two objects he had set on fire against the side of Holy Family Cathedral, causing damage to some south-facing windows.

Police identified Daniel Edwards as the suspect who stabbed an employee at the cathedral’s school and threw Molotov cocktails at the building.

The man was carrying an ice chest and tried to enter the cathedral, but the doors were locked and he couldn’t enter.

The suspect attacked a front desk attendant with what appeared to be a sword, and the employee was taken to a hospital and is currently recovering, according to the priest.

Students were taking school pictures on the front steps at the time, and the school was placed on lockdown.

The man was finally arrested about an hour and a half after the incident occurred, around 5:30 pm.

The cathedral planned to celebrate a morning Mass for the victim’s healing on October 7th, followed by a eucharistic procession around the property’s perimeter. Priests, deacons and counselors would be available after Mass for a couple of hours.

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  1. Man in Tulsa, Oklahoma arrested after attack on cathedral attendant with sword, attempt to set church on fire  Breaking 911

  2. Man in Tulsa, Oklahoma arrested after attack on cathedral attendant with sword, attempt to set church on fire  Yahoo!

  3. Police: Man attacked Tulsa cathedral attendant with sword, tried to set building on fire  Catholic News Agency

  4. Man arrested for allegedly attacking Tulsa, Okla., cathedral, employee  Crux Now

  5. Police identify man accused of stabbing, throwing Molotov cocktails at Tulsa church  News Oklahoma

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