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Man accused of threatening police with candlestick in church

 

November 20, 2019



TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Topeka police arrested a man who allegedly threatened police with a large candlestick during a disturbance at a church.

Police spokeswoman Gretchen Koenen said officers responded to a call early Tuesday about a disturbance at the Holy Name Catholic Church.

The nearly 100 children and adults attending a Mass were evacuated from the church.

Koenen says 32-year-old Edwin Soto Jr. became combative with officers and threatened them with a large candlestick. No one was injured.

Koenen says Soto is being held in the Shawnee County jail without bond facing possible charges of...



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