Church Makes Statement on Missionary Who Wrestled Gun from Attackers Hands

by | Mar. 15, 2017

Mormon Life

A surveillance camera captured the incredible footage of two missionaries fighting back after two men apparently attempted to rob the missionaries at gunpoint. Now the Church has made a statement about the incident and announced the missionaries have been temporarily relocated.

An American missionary in Brazil caught on video disarming a man who was robbing him, his companion and two bystanders reacted "in the moment" to protect himself and his companion, an LDS Church spokesman said Wednesday.

Eric Hawkins said leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are thankful the missionaries are safe after two men on a motorcycle rolled up on them and two bystanders standing on a sidewalk in the church's Brazil Manaus Mission on Saturday.

"We are grateful that this incident did not end tragically," said Hawkins, the church spokesman, "either for the missionaries or the other individuals involved."

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