Updated: Monday, March 4 2013, 07:24 PM EST
Police have a suspect in custody after a man was assaulted on his way to church.
It happened this morning in the parking lot of the Basilica of St. Lawrence in downtown Asheville.
The man attacked a parishioner just before the 7:30am mass.
He suffered a head injury and was taken to the hospital.
Police say it was not life threatening.
Harold Woomer, parishioner, "it's hard to.. ya know, there's all kind of people, who can explain them."
Police have not released the victim's name or the man in custody.
They say the investigation is continuing.