Update: El Paso Police have arrested a 44-year-old El Paso man and are charging him with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after an incident at an Eastside church Sunday, Aug. 7.

Police said they have arrested Efren Castaneda.

According to a news release issued by police, Castaneda confronted the victim, Fabian Corona, at St. Francis Xavier Cabrini Church.

Police say the victim heard his name being called out by Castaneda as he entered the church. Castaneda proceeded to grab the victim, pushed him toward the church’s restrooms and pinned him against a wall, police said.

Castaneda allegedly displayed a weapon and made a threat. The victim was able to walk away from Castaneda and called police for help.

When officers arrived, they entered the church and observed Castaneda sitting on a bench in the back of the church. Officers then placed him under arrest and booked him into El Paso County Detention Facility where he is facing a $25,000 bond.

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — El Paso Police confirm one person is in custody following an incident at St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Chruch in East El Paso Sunday morning.

It happened just before noon when initial reports indicated a person with a weapon was threatening someone inside the church located at 12200 Vista Del Sol, near Loop 375. EPPD responded and took one person into custody without incident.

The El Paso Catholic Diocese released a statement Sunday evening thanking EPPD for their rapid response. They say the incident occurred outside the main sanctuary between two individuals, and the 11:30 a.m. Mass went on uninterrupted.

“Bishop Mark Seitz wishes to thank all personnel who serve as parish volunteers to help keep our parishes safe. Bishop Seitz also extends his appreciation to the El Paso Police Department for their prompt and professional response and their thorough investigation,” the statement read.

The Diocese says they are cooperating with EPPD’s investigation into the incident.