Muslim woman was shot and killed by Temple Terrace Police Officers after she charged at one of them with a butcher knife outside of City Hall.
Tampa Bay Times (h/t DeplorableKel) The woman was identified as 21-year-old Heba Momtaz Alazhari, who is the sister of Muhammed Momtaz Al-Azhari, a 23-year-old Tampa man arrested earlier this week by the FBI on a federal charge of attempting to provide material support or resources to a designated foreign terrorist organization, the Islamic State (ISIS).
The FBI arrested Muhammed Momtaz Al-Azhari (photo below) on Sunday and accused him of surfing Islamic State chatrooms, recording himself rehearsing a terror attack, buying a submachine gun and trying to obtain firearm parts.
He served three years in prison in Saudi Arabia for attempting to join the Islamic State in Syria with his father and two others, according to the criminal complaint. He returned to the U.S. in late 2018 and later moved to Tampa.
The woman arrived at City Hall and asked for an officer’s help, officials said. Then when a uniformed officer went outside, the chief said she charged at him with a knife for “unknown reasons.” (Sudden Jihad Syndrome?)
She was quickly shot by officers, officials said.
A security camera outside City Hall captured the first 30 seconds of the confrontation. There is no sound, but Albano said he heard the officer shouting at the woman to “drop the knife, drop the knife” several times before she was shot.
The officer quickly backed up as the armed woman approached, according to the video, and his right hand appeared to reach for his sidearm.
The woman quickly closed in, and the officer ran to his right as she slashed the knife at him from right to left. She appeared to just miss him as they run out of camera view. All of that took place in 15 seconds.