Austrian church attacked and religious monks taken hostage – Five seriously injured


On Thursday, two strangers stormed a Catholic Church in Vienna Austria and attacked and took hostage several monks, newspaper Krone reports.

The men tied up and robbed the monks in a brutal attack. As a result at least five victims are seriously injured.

Afterwards, the suspects fled the scene. The victims were discovered around 4:15 pm and had already been tied up for several hours.

The two perpetrators attacked the church around 1:30 pm.  According to Russia Today:

“Police have confirmed that five people, all of them monks, were injured in the attack. One monk suffered serious injuries. A 68-year-old monk was at the premises of the church when the robbers broke in.

They threatened the man with a firearm and forced him to lie on the ground.