Pepper spray released into congregation at Atlanta church during service
DeKalb County Police are trying to figure out who released pepper spray inside of the sanctuary at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church during service this week.
According to a police report, a person sprayed it in the air on Sunday, causing "people inside the church to cough and sneeze," with several complaining of eye irritation.
The pastor, Dr. Jamal Bryant, took to social media about the incident, posting a short clip that shows him speaking to the congregation from the pulpit.
"It's exactly at this moment two men unleashed pepper spray in a section of our sanctuary people were running out and I had no clue what was going on," he said in the Instagram post.
"Please don't let the enemy distract, just stay focus please," he says in the video to the crowd.
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