“Early Wednesday morning, February 5, an individual armed with a knife entered the missionary training center in São Paulo, Brazil,” said Nei Garcia, Brazil Area director of public affairs.

“Security guards were able to detain the man near the reception desk until police arrived.”

Though the details are not totally clear, “At some point, when the intruder attempted to attack police, he was shot and killed by police,” reported Garcia.

“None of the missionaries or MTC staff were harmed during this incident. Families of the missionaries and staff are being informed.”

“We are working closely with local authorities and are grateful for their efforts to respond and investigate. We will also provide missionaries and staff with any needed support,” Garcia added.

“We are grateful for the prayers and support that have been offered at this time, both for the missionaries and the family of the individual who was killed.”