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Church Service Interrupted as Man Pulls Gun, Attempts to Sh0ot Pastor

A church session was halted after a young man allegedly attempted to kill a pastor while he was preaching and pulled a pistol on him, but the weapon did not discharge.

The Pennsylvania State Police said that the event occurred at Jesus’ Dwelling Place Church in North Braddock, Pennsylvania, just after 1:00 p.m. ET.

The pastor, Glenn Germany, was supposedly about to be shot when the accused shooter, who police identified as 26-year-old Bernard Junior Polite, entered the church and made an attempt to kill Germany.

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Before anybody was hurt, the pastor and a member of the congregation were able to take down and disarm the suspect when his gun failed to shoot, according to the police.

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Pastor Germany told ABC News affiliate WTAE, “I’m thankful to God that I’m still here because he definitely pulled the trigger.”

Germany described the worrisome encounter to the outlet. Before launching into the attack, politely smiled at him.

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“I started to begin to preach, and all of a sudden, from my left-hand side, I saw him move from the back to the front of the church, and he set up in the front corner of the church and smiled at me,” Germany recalled.

“All of a sudden, I just saw a gun pointing right at me. And at that point, all I could try to do is run for cover,” he said.

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The pastor went on to praise the congregation member who sprang into action to subdue Polite, saying, “He could have lost his life in that struggle, but he sacrificed himself for everyone, and he’s the hero.”

The suspect was held at the church until Pennsylvania State Police troopers arrived at the scene and arrested him.f [CONTINUE READING HERE]



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