Man wanted for threatening to kill nun inside Catholic Church in Brooklyn

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Thursday, July 6, 2017
Nun threatened inside church in Brooklyn
Bill Ritter has the story about the search for the suspect.

PROSPECT HEIGHTS, Brooklyn (WABC) -- A man was caught on camera confronting and threatening a nun inside a Catholic Church in Brooklyn.

Surveillance video shows the suspect walk into the co-cathedral of St. Joseph in Prospect Heights.

Police say he approached a nun, who was praying in a pew, and threatened her.

When the nun looked at another woman in a nearby pew the man told her, "She can't help you, I'm going to kill you."

That's when the nun ran and called police.

No one was hurt during the bizarre confrontation.

Police are investigating it as a possible hate crime.