VIDEO: Man Tries To Shoot Pastor During Sermon

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(GoRealNewsNow.com) – During an alarming incident, police in Pennsylvania reported a man who attempted to murder a pastor while he was delivering a sermon at a church in North Braddock.

Watch the video further down this post.

According to the police statement, 26-year-old Bernard Junior Polite entered the Jesus Dwelling Place Church around 1 p.m. and tried to shoot the pastor as he preached to the congregation.

The statement said, “Polite pointed a firearm at the pastor, attempted to shoot, but the firearm failed to discharge. A congregation member took immediate action by grabbing onto Polite.”

“The member and the pastor were able to subdue and disarm Polite. Polite was held until Troopers arrived,” the statement continued.

Additionally, the suspect was charged with attempted homicide.

Pastor Glenn Germany, the intended victim, expressed gratitude for still being alive. He remarked, “I’m thankful to God that I’m still here, because he definitely pulled the trigger.”

The pastor recounted that he had not seen the suspect before the incident but noticed him coming in and out of the building and making direct eye contact with him.

“I started to begin to preach and all of a sudden, from my left-hand side, I saw him move from the back to the front of the church, and he set up in the front corner of the church and smiled at me,” Germany recalled.

He continued, “All of a sudden, I just saw a gun pointing right at me. And at that point, all I could try to do is run for cover.”

He thanked and praised the courageous member of his congregation who intervened and tackled the suspect, potentially saving lives in the process.

“He could have lost his life in that struggle,” the pastor added. “But he sacrificed himself for everyone, and he’s the hero.”

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