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Spain: Suspect in church attacks sent to psychiatric center


MADRID (AP) — A Spanish judge has ordered a psychiatric evaluation for a man held in the slaying of a church officer in the southern city of Algeciras. Authorities identified the alleged assailant in the Jan. 26 machete attack as a 25-year-old from Morocco. He was arrested after he allegedly killed the worker and injured a priest at two Catholic churches in Algeciras. A Spanish court told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the judge’s order was temporary and the attack was still being investigated as a possible terrorist act. Police have said they think the suspect acted alone.

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