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Building, crucifix vandalized at San Antonio Archdiocese Assumption Seminary

Man with baseball bat shattered glass doors of Assumption Seminary discernment house

SAN ANTONIO – A man armed with a baseball bat damaged five glass doors and an outdoor crucifix Thursday night at the San Antonio Archdiocese Assumption Seminary, officials said.

According to a news release, the man was seen around 10 p.m. walking up to a dormitory building in the 2600 block of West Woodlawn Avenue and repeatedly striking the glass doors at the Discernment House.

By the time police arrived, the man was gone, the news release said.

A man armed with a baseball bat damaged five glass doors and an outdoor crucifix at the San Antonio Archdiocese Assumption Seminary.
A man armed with a baseball bat damaged five glass doors and an outdoor crucifix at the San Antonio Archdiocese Assumption Seminary. (KSAT)

In addition to the shattered doors, a jersey was found around the head of the crucifix and one of the feet was broken. No injuries were reported.

“First and foremost, all of our seminarians and all the people at the seminary are safe,” seminary rector Father Hy Nguyen said. “We ask for your prayers for this misguided person, and for the safety of the Assumption community.”

Police are investigating.

The seminary is where men are trained to become Catholic priests.

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