Former Quincy priest found handcuffed in church

A Catholic priest with ties to Quincy is on leave from his church after police found him handcuffed inside the church rectory in Springfield.

But investigators say no crime took place.

Records obtained by television station WICS show police responded to a 9-1-1 call from the rectory at St. Aloysius Church -- back in November. Click here to watch the complete story.

Father Thomas Donovan, who used to preach at St. Peter's in Quincy, reportedly made the call.

He told officers he put himself in hand-cuffs, and couldn't get them off.

Police removed the cuffs and then conducted a "miscellaneous investigation."

The Springfield Diocese is not looking into the matter.

A spokeswoman for the church says it is not uncommon for a priest to ask for leave to address personal matters.