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(CNN) — A Catholic priest was beaten while praying at his church in Merrillville, Indiana, and authorities are investigating the attack as a hate crime.
The Rev. Basil John Hutsko told police he was attacked Monday morning inside the St. Michaels Byzantine Catholic Church as he was praying in the sacristy.
The article goes on to state the following:
The attacker “grabbed him by the neck, threw him down on the floor and immediately started slamming his head against the floor. Both sides, front and back,” Merrillville Police Chief Joseph Petruch told CNN affiliate WBBM.
Innocent Catholic priest, 64, attacked in Indiana church by man
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Indiana priest assaulted at church in possible hate crime, police say – https://t.co/N3v4YZ5ENM
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Catholic priest beaten unconscious in Indiana, assailant referenced clergy sex abuse scandal https://t.co/n91FgsoD5P
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