Girl Holding Gun And Child Threatens To Blow Up Church In San Diego, Police Say
A lady carrying a handgun and a child was tackled to the bottom throughout Easter service at a church in San Diego after she threatened to explode the constructing, police mentioned.
Holding her 10-month-old child, Conkey walked onto the stage, waved her gun and threatened to explode the church, police mentioned. The incident occurred simply hours after bombs went off at church buildings in Sri Lanka throughout Easter service, killing a minimum of 290 individuals.
Some congregants fled whereas others tried to settle down Conkey, The Washington Submit reported. As a bunch of males reportedly approached Conkey, she pointed the gun at them after which her child, warning them to not come any nearer.
“After she began pointing the gun on the child, one of many older gents grabbed it from her,” David Miller, a Navy service member, informed KABC. “After which me and a few different males tackled her. We received the child away from her.”
Police arrived on the scene inside two minutes of receiving the primary 911 name, in accordance with their assertion. The lady was taken into custody.
San Diego Police Lt. Shawn Takeuchi informed the Submit that Conkey seemed to be delusional.
“It was nonsensical,” Takeuchi mentioned of her threats. “Nobody can work out what she was making an attempt to verbalize. There weren’t any direct threats aside from, ‘I’m going to blow this place up,’ or one thing to that impact.”
Police used a bomb detection canine to brush the constructing and Conkey’s car. Nothing was discovered and the realm was decided to be secure, police mentioned.
Conkey informed police she additionally has a 5-year-old daughter, whom they situated at a close-by day care middle, the Submit reported. Each youngsters have been discovered to be wholesome and unharmed, and so they have been taken into protecting custody, police mentioned.
Authorities obtained a search warrant for Conkey’s dwelling in Bonita situated roughly 15 miles south of Mt. Everest Academy.
She is anticipated to face prices, together with making prison threats and displaying a handgun in a threatening method, police mentioned.
Conkey was a former mass communications specialist for the U.S. Navy and beforehand labored as an intern and digital producer for NBC 7 in San Diego, the information station reported.
5 minutes earlier than the incident Sunday at Church TsidKenu, NBC 7 obtained an electronic mail from an account with the identify “Anna Conkey” that acknowledged, “There’s a girl claiming to be the Messiah, saying she was despatched to explode the muse of the Church — she’s received a gun and a toddler is concerned.”
KXTV reported Conkey’s social media pages contained hyperlinks to a YouTube channel she manages known as “Heavenly Frequency,” the place she has mentioned the Bible and her desires.
In her most up-to-date video, revealed Sunday and titled “God is Mild and Darkness, Plus Warning About ‘Rapture,’” she claimed “the entire world has been deceived” and inspired her viewers to “hear” if God ought to resolve to “blow your minds by showing as somebody very sudden and doing very sudden issues and saying loopy, loopy stuff.”