News on the Go: April 29, 2013

Leighann McGivern

A man stabbed four people at a Catholic church in Albuquerque Sunday. Police say a man in his 20s jumped over several pews at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church around noon Sunday and attacked people in the choir area. None of the injuries sustained were fatal, and all four victims are being treated at hospitals. Parishioners held the attacker until police arrived. Read the full story here.

A 41-year-old Mississippi martial arts instructor was arrested in connection with the ricin-laced letters sent to President Barack Obama and others. Investigators had initially arrested a rival of James Everett Dutschke, the man arrested, but decided they had the wrong man. The targets of the poison were Obama and U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi, among others. Earlier this month, Dutschke pleaded not guilty to two charges of child molestation involving three girls younger than 16. Read the full story here.

A fire at the Museum of Danish Resistance in Copenhagen destroyed large parts of the building Sunday, though most of the collection was saved. The museum is an affiliate of the Danish National Museum and exhibits objects related to the Danish resistance to German occupation in World War II. No one was injured in the fire and firefighters and staff managed to save the majority of display items, though the wooden building may have to be rebuilt.

The World War II Veteran credited with providing the flag in the famous flag-raising on Iwo Jima died April 18 at the age of 90. Alan Wood was a 22-year-old Navy officer in charge of communications on a landing ship on Iwo Jima’s shores when a Marine asked him to find the biggest flag he could. The flag was 37 square feet and had been found months earlier in a Pearl Harbor Navy depot.

All information is from The Associated Press.

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