Ottawa police investigating after crucifix damaged at downtown church

Ottawa police investigating after crucifix damaged at downtown church

Ottawa police are investigating mischief at a downtown church after someone broke the arm off a statue of Jesus on a crucifix.

A man who answered the phone at the St. Patrick's Basilica Monday afternoon but did not want to provide his name to CBC News confirmed the incident happened Sunday just before an evening mass was about to begin.

Police were called to the church on Kent Street at 8:30 p.m. for a report of damage to property.

Police did not release any further details about the incident, but said it's still under investigation.