Des Moines police arrested a woman Thursday after she reportedly attacked a church deacon, leaving cuts on his hands and face.
At 11:05 a.m., police responded to St. Augustin Catholic Church, 545 42nd St., where a woman in the church sanctuary assaulted the deacon, Des Moines Police Sgt. Paul Parizek said. The deacon, 89-year-old Joseph Coan, of West Des Moines, suffered lacerations to his hands and face.
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