Evening youth programs at a South Carolina church were interrupted when a fox burst in and attacked three people.

The bite victims are now waiting to see whether they'll need to be treated for rabies after the Wednesday night incident.

The Herald-Journal of Spartanburg reported Friday that a woman opened the door of the family life center at Liberty Baptist Church in Inman to lead youth group members to the main building when the fox pounced.

The animal jumped on the skirt of Pastor David Duncan's 20-year-old daughter, Alicia Duncan, and its teeth scratched her legs, he said. Two other people were bitten.

Several people tried to scare the fox outside and had to use metal chairs to hit it.

Officials say the animal was hurt when officers arrived and it died shortly thereafter.

The Department of Health and Environmental Control was conducting tests to determine if it was rabid.