Man causes disturbance, severs computer wires at Church of Scientology

An unidentified man entered the Mission of the Foothills Church of Scientology on Tuesday and began yelling derogatory statements against Scientology and allegedly severed computer wires before being escorted out, according to police.

Around 11 p.m., the suspect, described as a white male in his 30s, entered the center at 2254 Honolulu Ave. and started causing a disturbance, said Glendale Police Spokeswoman Tahnee Lightfoot.

A church employee asked the man to leave and escorted him out of the building, Lightfoot said.

It was later found that the man had apparently cut the wires to computers in the lobby by unknown means, leaving the severed wires behind, she said.

Two Scientology books on display were also damaged, Lightfoot said.

A witness described the suspect as being 5 feet 8 with an average build and strawberry blond hair. He was wearing blue jeans and an unknown color T-shirt.

The witness told police they had never seen the man at the church before.

Officers searched the area, but were unable to find the suspect.

Anyone who has any information about the man is asked to call the Glendale Police Department at (818) 548-4840.

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