A Muslim woman has been arrested after she allegedly pulled out a knife at a Canadian Tire in Scarborough while voicing her support for the Islamic State (ISIS). Toronto police say the woman initially walked to the paint section of the hardware store with a golf club where she began swinging it at a customer and store employees while uttering threats.
CTV NEWS (h/t Sue K) At some point before officers arrived, the woman pulled out a large knife from underneath her clothing. A store employee told CTV News Toronto that when the woman brandished the knife, she started to express support for the Islamic State. employees and customers were able to restrain the woman and call the police.
Police say another employee was eventually able to disarm the woman by grabbing her wrist and prying the knife out of her hand. She was arrested when officers arrived at the scene.
32-year-old Toronto resident Rehab Dughmosh has been charged with a two counts of assault with a weapon, one count of assault, one count of uttering threats to cause death, two counts of possession of a weapon for committing an offence and one count of carrying a concealed weapon.
When asked to say her name, the woman responded by saying, “ISIS… I pledge to the leader of the believers – Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.”