1 dead, 3 wounded after stabbing at Texas church service

Alexandria Rodriguez

Medics and officers escort a man as he walks to an ambulance in Corpus Christi, Texas. A man believed to be in his 30s is in police custody after four people were stabbed Wednesday, Feb. , 7, 2018 evening during a church service inside a residence in Corpus Christi. (Alexandria Rodriguez/Corpus Christi Caller-Times via AP)

DALLAS — One man has died after he and three others were stabbed during a church service at a private home in Texas, police said Thursday.

As many as 20 people were in the home Wednesday night when an apparent member of the congregation pulled a knife and stabbed four men, said Corpus Christi police Lt. Chris Hooper. He said a 61-year-old man later died of his injuries, while the church’s 54-year-old pastor was hospitalized in serious condition.

Police said late Wednesday that a band member was stabbed in the neck and the pastor was stabbed in his chest, and both men were taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries. Police said the other two victims suffered puncture wounds — one to his hand and the other to his arm — while trying to get the suspect away from the pastor.

Hooper declined to identify the victims on Thursday, but the Nueces County medical examiner’s office identified the man who died as Frank Castillo. No other details were immediately released.

The suspect, 28-year-old Marco Antonio Moreno, immediately…

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