Man claims he is Jesus before stabbing devil on street


Devil (illustration) 
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) A man who was arrested on a charge of assault after allegedly stabbing another man on the street, claims he is Jesus and the victim is the devil, according to police in Colorado.

Colorado Springs police said that the stabbing unfolded around 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, at the Kwik Stop on East Platte Avenue near Institute Street.

Witnesses at the scene said that the suspect held the victim in a choke hold before stabbing him once. The victim, who was left bleeding as a result of the attack, was helped by good Samaritans until police arrived at the scene.

The suspect told police that he is Jesus, and he stabbed the victim because he was the devil. The victim was taken to the hospital, where he is being treated and is said to be in critical condition.

Residents said that the area became dangerous as a lot of people with mental illness are roaming the streets.