Man attempts to shoot Pastor during service livestream

Man attempts to shoot Pastor during service livestream

A gunshot attempt at Jesus' Dwelling Place church in North Braddock, Pennsylvania, nearly killed the pastor on Sunday.

A shooter impersonating a churchgoer approached the pulpit on May 5 and pointed a pistol at Pastor Glenn Germany. Thank goodness the pistol jammed, allowing a heroic congregant to quickly act and knock the intruder to the ground and disarm him with the pastor's aid.

The scary moment was livestreamed by the church. See the YouTube video above.

The shooter was 26-year-old Bernard Polite. CBS News reports no injuries.

“I’m thankful to God that I’m still here because he definitely pulled the trigger,” Germany told the news site.

“I started 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 and smiled at me,” Germany said.

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

Germany had never met Polite, but he could tell he was “struggling with some form of mental illness.”

“This guy was just dealing with spirits, he said, and he came in and wanted to shoot somebody,” he told CBS.

Polite apologized to the priest for hearing voices throughout the conflict.

Police reported Polite saying, “God told him to do it.”

Allegedly accused with attempted homicide, he is in Pittsburgh Prison.

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