Cops: Man pulls knife at church when asked to silence his phone

West Virginia police have arrested a man they say pulled a knife on a missionary group in church after he was asked to silence his phone.

A criminal complaint shows 26-year-old Bernard B. Edmond of Decatur, Georgia, is charged in the July 4th incident at Nehemiah Baptist Church in Cool Ridge, in Raleigh County.

Witnesses told police Edmond flipped tables, threw chairs and chased others with the knife.  he complaint says some members barricaded themselves in a back room and others lured Edmond outside, where  officers found him holding the knife and restrained him with a stun gun.

Edmond is charged with brandishing, threatening terrorist acts and assaulting an officer. He was being held at the Southern Regional Jail on a $50,000 bond.  It was unclear if Edmond has an attorney.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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