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San Antonio Archbishop Threatened by Man with Hand GrenadeAired June 28, 2000 - 12:42 p.m. ET
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JEANNE MESERVE, CNN ANCHOR: A man claiming to have a hand grenade has entered the offices of the San Antonio archbishop, Patrick Flores. Flores and his secretary are inside. At this point, it is not clear whether or not the man actually does have a hand grenade. It is not clear whether Flores and his secretary are there voluntarily, or whether they are being held against their will. The rest of the building has been evacuated.
According to a police officer, the man walked into the chancery reception area, and there was an agitated conversation between him and either Flores or someone else on his staff before Flores and his secretary went back to the room with the man. Archbishop Patrick Flores, when he was named auxiliary bishop in San Antonio became the first Mexican-American Catholic bishop in the United States. His diocese is a large one with about one million Catholics.
We're following the story closely. We will bring you the latest.
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