Sister Missionaries Stabbed, Neighbor Charged in Crime

Sister Missionaries Stabbed, Neighbor Charged in Crime

Around 4 a.m. on Sunday, two sister missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints serving in Houston, Texas, were attacked inside their apartment, according to local reports. Both unidentified sisters were stabbed as they were sleeping and were quickly transported to a local hospital. They are expected to make a full recovery.

Church spokesman Daniel Woodruff released the following statement regarding the break-in.

Early this morning, two sister missionaries in the Texas Houston Mission were injured in their apartment during a home invasion. The young women were taken to the hospital and are expected to recover. We sincerely pray for them and their families as they deal with and heal from this ordeal. We are grateful for the medical workers and first responders who have been caring for the missionaries since this occurred. Since local authorities are continuing to investigate, we will defer to them for specific details of this incident.

Authorities announced Monday that a man who lives near the missionaries has been taken into custody and charged with two counts of aggravated assault. Investigators noticed the man standing near the complex and appeared suspicious. More information will be provided as it becomes available.

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