Miami, Fla., Feb 26, 2020 / 17:00 pm
It took ten parishioners to restrain Thomas Eisel after he attacked a deacon during an anticipated Mass on Saturday.
Deacon George Labelle was tackled by Eisel, 28, while the clergyman offered a homily Feb. 22 at St. Coleman Catholic Church in Pompano Beach, about 40 miles north of Miami.
"The Archdiocese is grateful no one was seriously injured during this frightening incident. The immediate response from parishioners allowed the deacon to continue with the Mass," the Archdiocese of Miami said, according to the Miami Herald.
"Hopefully, the young man receives the care and help he needs."