Threats and Disturbance inside Vienna's Cathedral

Country: Austria

Date of incident: November 26, 2023

On November 26, a 29-year-old man from Syria disrupted the Sunday Mass in Vienna's St. Stephan Cathedral. According to media reports, he repeatedly disturbed the liturgy, jumped over the fence around the main alter and screamed loudly. 

On November 27, the same man returned to the Cathedral and threatened the security guards inside the church with a screwdriver, making signs that he wanted to cut their throats. The police arrested the perpetrator close to the church venue. 

sources: kruier oe24

picture: Peter Knorr, Wiki Commons