Police in Corpus Christi, Texas, confirmed Thursday that one person died and three others were wounded when a man at a home church gathering pulled a knife out of his pocket and stabbed multiple congregants Wednesday evening.
Corpus Christi police Lt. Chris Hooper said 28-year-old Marco Antonio Moreno, a member of the church, hurt four people in attendance at around 7 p.m. local time Wednesday.
The pastor of the nondenominational church was among the four attacked. The minister and a band member were the first two attacked, and the other two men with injuries sustained cuts while trying to contain the suspect.
Moreno surrendered to the remaining attendees after the incident and was arrested at the house by police officers who responded to emergency calls.
Police said Moreno has an "alcohol- and drug-related history" with them. Moreno is being held at Nueces County jail on murder and aggravated assault charges.
The 61-year-old man later died at the hospital and the 54-year-old is in serious condition.
Police have not shared the motive for the attack.