An Alabama man was arrested after he attempted to pull a gun from his holster during a church service Sunday, according to police.
34-year-old Thomas Zebulun Lewter is being charged with making a terrorist threat as he was speaking at the pulpit during Sunday’s service at O’Neal Church of Christ. People living near the church told they are shocked that this has happened in their community.
Limestone County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Stephen Young told WHNT the Lewter approached the pulpit during the service and began speaking about his pending divorce. Before Lewter could be restrained he made threats to his wife and her father, blaming them for their divorce.
Authorities reported that congregants approached the pulpit and attempted to convince Lewter to sit down, but he refused. After refusing, deputies say Lewter attempted to grab his handgun and congregants tackled and restrained him before any shots could be fired.
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