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1:49 pm
Fri May 24, 2013

Men Honored For Stopping ABQ Church Stabbing

Five men have been honored by the city of Albuquerque for helping stop an assailant during a stabbing attack at a Catholic church.

The men were recognized Friday for their efforts last month in holding down a 24-year-old man who authorities say stabbed three people at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church at the end of Mass.

A grand jury indicted Lawrence Capener this month on attempted murder, aggravated assault and three counts of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon

Among those honored were Albuquerque police officer Daren DeAguero, Albuquerque Fire Department Lt. Greg Aragon, Department of Corrections Sgt. Gilbert Flores, FBI Special Agent, Charles Metzler Jr., and Rio Rancho Police Officer Chris Maestas.

Authorities say Aragon was stabbed in the head during the attack.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.