Police have him in custody, know his age, 26, but have not released his name. He appears to have a Muslim-looking beard, but in the fuzzy video, can’t be sure.
CTN NewsMontreal’s famed Saint Joseph’s Oratory says a priest who was stabbed during morning mass is expected to survive the attack. In a tweet just before noon on Friday, the oratory said Father Claude Grou’s life is “not in danger” following the stabbing.
Montreal police say a 26-year-old suspect has been arrested. He was taken to the station for questioning. Police said the man is known to police, CTV Montreal’s Rob Lurie reported.
The mass was being livestreamed by the Catholic television network Sel+Lumiere TV, which airs the religious ceremony daily, when the stabbing occurred.
Here is a video of just the attack, for if and when the above one gets deleted: