Members of the Sikh sangat of Portage, Michigan told a local news agency that they became victims of an attack deliberately caused by outsiders.

3 people were injured and treated at the local hospital for wounds caused by a sharp knife.

Jaspal Kaur who got caught in the middle of the fight told WWMT:

“It’s very scary,” said temple member Jaspal Kaur, “yeah, definitely very scary.”

“It gives a bad impression to the whole community, the Sikh community especially and anybody who goes to church,” said temple leader Sabdal Singh. “We go over there for prayers and peace, not for all this.”

The police confiscated two ceremonial swords as evidence and were handed over to the prosecutor’s office to determine charges.

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