Church stabbing leaves three people injured in Fairfax County

Church stabbing leaves three people injured in Fairfax County
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FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - Three people were hurt after a suspect allegedly went after a pastor at Grace Covenant Church in Sterling.

According to the Fairfax County Police Department and Grace Covenant, two people stepped in front of the attacker as they were moving towards the pastor around 3 p.m. Saturday.

“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,” added Brett Fuller with Grace Covenant Church.

According to WUSA9, the pastor and two people who stepped in to his aid were injured. One of those parish members and the pastor were taken to the hospital with non-critical injuries.

The Fairfax Police confirmed Chief Edwin C. Roessler helped subdue the attacker.

Grace Covenant Church is located within the 4600 block of Brookfield Corp Drive.

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