Wilmington, Del., Jul 31, 2018 / 23:01 pm
A 25-year-old man is in custody after reportedly attacking an elderly priest and another parish employee in Delaware.
Joshua August allegedly attacked Fr. William Graney in his office at Resurrection Parish in Pike Creek. According to local media, he was discovered mid-assault after employees at the parish heard arguing and commotion in Graney's office.
After August punched and kicked Graney, police say, he then poured a bottle of wine over the priest and struck him with the bottle, before spraying compressed air into Graney's mouth.
Police say Graney was transported to a hospital, where he is in stable condition. Another parish employee was injured in the attack with minor injuries, according to reports. The parish remains closed and daily Mass has been canceled until further notice.