This is not the first incident in and around Mönchengaldbach in the last years.
The motivation of the perpetrator remains unclear.
The perpetrator was arrested and was taken to a hospital, as he injured himself while throwing stones against a church.
Police have arrested at least 128 people for vandalizing churches.
As a consequence of this act, the church has been closed for an indefinite time.
The statue of Virgin Mary was vandalized by the morning of May 19, smashing the upper part of the artwork.
Fortunately, no one was wounded as a result of the attacks.