LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police say they've arrested a man after he tried to trash a local mosque.

According to an arrest report, it happened just before 11:30 a.m. on Monday, June 6. Police say an officer was called to a mosque on S. 4th Street, near M Street, after someone reported that a man had smashed all the windows and kicked in the back door.

The witness said the man had broken into the mosque, via the back door, and was inside planning to do further damage to the building when the witness confronted him. The witness said he then ran back outside and continued to cause damage to the windows and doors of the mosque, screaming and swinging a large stick, scaring innocent bystanders.

When officers arrived, they allegedly saw the man, 31-year-old Mohamed Haji, with a large stick in his hand, busting out a window on the north side of the mosque.

He was arrested and charged with third degree burglary and first degree disorderly conduct.

He allegedly told officers that when he got out of jail, he would finish destroying the mosque, as well as the liquor store down the street.

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