Muslim convert John Rene Rockschiil entered the Metropolitan Cathedral in Mexico City on Monday and stabbed the priest in the neck at the altar.
Parishioners were able to detain the violent Muslim until police arrived.
A priest who officiated at the Metropolitan Cathedral in Mexico City was stabbed last Monday at 6:00 pm by a middle-aged man who went up to the altar and stabbed a blade into his neck.
According to the archdiocese, the attacker, named John Rene Rockschiil, of Muslim faith according to the Mexican media, was arrested after carrying out the attack with a knife.
After calling the police, a Condor unit from the capital’s public security secretariat arrived in the vicinity of the cathedral, located in the historic city center, to transfer the clergyman to San Miguel Chapultepec hospital.
Some of the testimonies of the parishioners who were in the cathedral emphasize that some of those present detained the 35-year-old man, in addition to providing medical care to the parish priest Miguel Angel Machorro, until the aid services arrived.
— Asimismo (@_Asimismo) May 16, 2017
Un musulmán francés apuñala a un sacerdote en la catedral de México
El agresor, llamado John Rene Rockschiil… https://t.co/PbmQPGnQPL
— Luiz A. C. Medeiros (@LuizAfonsoDe) May 16, 2017