During a Robbery in a Viennese Church and five monks were injured, one of them seriously. In the Catholic Church of Mary Immaculate in the district of Floridsdorf, a man had come and had forced a religious brother with a gun to lay on the ground, said police spokesman Harald Sörös. The culprit is the monk miss and him hard on the head hurt.

Four other friars who came to the Church, had to lie reported to be on the ground, were beaten and tied up. The crime occurred at about 13:30, until around three hours later, the victims were injured and tied up found. All five men were taken after their discovery, to the hospital. The police launched a large manhunt for two Suspects.

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at The time of the Robbery and no service was held in the Church. According to the information gathered in the investigation, at least a suspect with cash and valuables from the monks have called for, it was called by the police. The exact motive was not yet clear. A terrorist Background, the authorities excluded.

This was not the only incident in Vienna: In the centre of the city is the famous St. Stephen’s Cathedral had been cleared due to a bomb alarm. An hour later, the Cathedral was re-opened after no explosive material had been found.

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