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Priest stabbed during mass

UPDATE 7:42 a.m.

The man who stabbed a priest during Friday Mass in Montreal this morning was also caught on tape during the assault with a weapon.

CTV News is reporting that a man armed with a large knife walked into Saint Joseph's Oratory during mass and attacked a priest.

The mass was being televised at the time of the incident and the video shows that at 8:40 a.m. a man wearing a dark winter coat and a light-colored baseball cap pulled out a large knife and ran up to the altar toward the priest.

Church security agents quickly detained the man and he was arrested a short time later.

The priest has been treated by paramedics and taken to hospital as a precaution however according to the Diocese of Quebec, Father Claude Grou's injuries are not serious.

-with files from CTV News


ORIGINAL 7:16 a.m.

A priest has been stabbed as he was celebrating mass this morning at Montreal's St. Joseph's Oratory.

Montreal police say the victim suffered minor injuries and a suspect has been arrested.

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