Mexico City, Mexico, May 17, 2017 / 05:04 am America/Denver (CNA).
A Mexican priest is in “delicate but stable” condition after being stabbed in the neck Monday evening at Mexico City’s cathedral, according to government and church authorities.
Father José Miguel Machorro Alcalá, 55, was stabbed in the neck and torso May 15 at the conclusion of saying Mass at the cathedral.
Witnesses reported that it appeared the attacker's intention was to slit the priest’s throat.
Authorities detained a suspect at the scene who had reportedly attempted to flee the cathedral. The suspect has been identified as John Rock Schild, who identified himself as an artist from the United States. He is believed to be about 30 years of age.
Afortunadamente la policía detuvo al agresor! pic.twitter.com/ehHNRhK19w— Padre José Aguilar (@PadreJosedejesu) May 16, 2017