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Latter-day Saint missionaries expected to recover after home invasion, stabbing in Houston

Posted at 10:04 PM, Aug 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-17 00:04:46-04

HOUSTON, Texas — Two sister missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are expected to recover after a home invasion and attack in Houston.

A church spokesperson confirmed that early Sunday morning, the pair serving in the Texas Houston Mission were injured and taken to the hospital, but could not release further details on the incident.

"We sincerely pray for them and their families as they deal with and heal from this ordeal," Daniel Woodruff stated. "We are grateful for the medical workers and first responders who have been caring for the missionaries since this occurred."

Houston local news outlet KTRK reports that the women were sleeping when a man broke into their apartment and stabbed them both.

The suspect, who police said lives near the missionaries, has been arrested on two aggravated assault charges, according to the latest report.

The missionaries reportedly said they did not know the man.