It’s horrible this happened, but thank goodness the congregation took care of business. This woman obviously needs help, maybe now she’ll get it.

Via Reuters.

Church-goers tackled a woman who held a 10-month-old baby, waved a gun and threatened to blow up the building at an Easter Sunday service in San Diego, leading to her arrest, police said.

The baby and the 31-year-old woman’s 5-year-old daughter were taken into protective custody, police said.

The handgun was not loaded, and a search conducted by a bomb-sniffing dog found no explosives, police said.

“The female suspect will be booked into jail on the appropriate criminal charges which will include making criminal threats and displaying a handgun in a threatening manner,” San Diego police said in a statement…

As people in church approached the woman, she pointed her gun at them and the baby, ordering people not to come any closer, the Union-Tribune said, citing witness comments to OnScene TV.

“Members of the congregation were able to subdue her and get the gun away from her. Police arrived moments later and were able to take her into custody,” San Diego Police Sergeant Robert Hawkins said, according to the Times of San Diego website.

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  1. NotableAmerican says:

    A major cry for help. Postpartum depression can last for up to 10 years in some women. Now that she is in police custody, hopefully a case worker will be able to figure out how to address the assistance she so obviously needs. So many times, woman do not have the familial, financial, social or psychological assistance and support needed to be mentally healthy for themselves and their child. More outreach is needed to save these women who are oftentimes wrought with hopelessness and despair. You would think they would be happy having a child but, statistics are showing a rise in suicide among new mothers. Many have difficulties finding safe, dependable childcare and financial resources to provide. Also, deadbeat Dads aren’t helping. Prayers for our Mothers and children.

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