A peaceful Bible study in Virginia turned bloody when a member of the church went on a rampage during Bible study, stabbing the pastor and then attacking several others, including the local police chief, while they tried to subdue him.
The incident occurred Saturday afternoon at the Grace Covenant Church in Chantilly, Virginia, according to the report.
The suspect, 32-year-old Chance Harrison, who is a member of the church, walked into the Grace Covenant Church in Chantilly, Virginia, around 3 p.m. Saturday and stabbed the pastor leading the Bible study, Nydailynews reported.
Brett Fuller, another pastor at the Grace Covenant Church and chaplain to Washington, D.C.’s NFL franchise, released a statement following the stabbing and confirmed that the suspect was later taken into custody.
“Today, in a routine church educational setting, one of our pastors was assaulted by an attendee,” Fuller said.
“Two church members came to the pastor’s aid and valiantly risked their own lives to defend him. In the process, one of our members was injured. The pastor and one of the members are being treated at Reston Hospital for non life-threatening injuries. The other member involved sustained injuries that did not require medical attention. The assailant was taken into captivity at the scene.”
Said Fuller: “We are in prayer for all the injured. We are grateful for the courage exhibited that prevented worse from happening. Lastly, we want to thank the broader community for their outpouring of concern and support in this time.”