facebook
twitter
search
search

Congregation disarms gun-toting bicyclist who interrupted mass

July 16, 2013 at 1:18 PM

SANGONERA LA VERDE, Spain, July 16 (UPI) -- Police in Spain said a bicycle-riding gunman who interrupted morning mass was disarmed by a group of worshipping women.

Authorities said the Church of Nuestra Senora de los Angeles in Sangonera la Verde, Murcia province, was holding morning mass Monday when the cyclist rode into the church, The Local.es reported Tuesday.

A group of female worshippers took the man's gun as another worshipper tackled him as he jumped onto the altar and demanded the women give him his gun back.

Police and Civil Guard took the man into custody.

He was taken to a hospital and treated with psychiatric medication, officials said.

Latest Headlines
Top Stories
'Very aggressive' turkey terrorizes University of Michigan campus
Lawsuit: Airline passenger injured from sitting by obese man
Mystery pooper targeting holes of Norwegian golf course
Fisherman on a paddleboard lands 400-pound grouper
Former Pa. governor: A hot dog is a sandwich