Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Five monks were held captive for hours and assaulted at a church in Austria's capital of Vienna on Thursday, authorities said.
Vienna Police said two suspects, both of whom remain at large, entered the Maria Immaculata church in Strebersdorf at about 1:30 p.m.
The monks were found held in shackles inside the church hours after the attack and one was "seriously injured," police said.
It was unclear whether the suspects were armed and at least one demanded valuables or money from the captive monks.
The exact motive of the crime wasn't immediately clear, but police ruled out it was terrorism-related.