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Police: Vandal arrested after damaging 100-year-old relics at Phoenix church

PHOENIX (KPNX) – A man was arrested after he damaged relics at the St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Basilica in Phoenix, according to police.

Phoenix police said 35-year-old Devon Thomas entered the church on Saturday and started behaving disruptively and damaged more than one church relic said to be over 100 years old.

Vandal arrested after damaging 100-year-old relics at Phoenix church/ KPNX

According to police, a church employee attempted to stop Thomas, but was hit by Thomas several times before others were able to restrain him.

According to church officials, Thomas damaged a crucifix and two angel statues.

Thomas was booked for aggravated criminal damage and misdemeanor assault, police said.

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