ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - More information has been released about the suspect accused of stabbing multiple people at a Sunday church service in northwest Albuquerque.
Lawrence Capener, 24, was booked on three counts of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon for the stabbing.
Capener was booked at the Metro Detention Center late Sunday night and is scheduled to appear before a judge at 1:30 Monday afternoon.
A criminal complaint released Monday includes the bizarre explanation for the stabbing that the suspect gave police.
Sunday, as the 11 o'clock mass was ending, Capener allegedly hurdled the pews, pulled out a knife and rushed the choir leader , Adam Alvarez, who had his back turned.
Witnesses described a terrifying scene.
They thought he was punching Alvarez and then quickly realized he was stabbing him.
The complaint states church musician Gerald Madrid then grabbed Capener to try and stop him and that's when Madrid was stabbed five times in his back.
Others rushed in to help, including Greg Aragon who received staples to his head where he was cut during the struggle.
Police say an off-duty officer was able to handcuff Capener until police showed up.
When a detective interviewed Capener, he allegedly apologized for hurting people and said he was after the choir leader, Alvarez.
He told police he was "99 percent sure Alvarez was a mason" and told police he thought Alvarez was involved in a conspiracy and he was going to do something about it.
Four people were hurt.
The complaint states Capener admitted to the stabbing and said he decided to stab the others who rushed in to stop him because he didn't know if they too were masons.
The choir leader underwent surgery.
All victims are expected to be okay.
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