Father Jos Vanderlee, a priest in Belgium has been stabbed by a man claiming to be an asylum seeker …

Father Jos Vanderlee, a priest  in Belgium has been stabbed by a man claiming to be an asylum seeker he had allowed in to his home to use his shower.

Father Jos Vanderlee, 65, suffered injuries to his hands during the incident.

The suspect went to the priest’s house and asked if he could shower, and said he wanted to apply for asylum in The Netherlands Nieuwsblad reports.

After the man showered he demanded money from Vanderlee, and when he refused a skirmish followed. Looks like it could be a robbery gone bad police think.

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He reportedly lunged at the priest, whose hands were slashed in the confrontation.

At this stage it is not believed that the attacker was from the asylum centre in Lanaken.

Police have launched a manhunt to find him.

The pastor had recently celebrated his 40th year in the church and is responsible for eight parishes in the local area.

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