Woman brandished gun, threatened parishioners with bomb during Easter church service: cops

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April 22, 2019 - 12:20 pm
Tsidkenu Church in the Clairemont community of San Diego

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SAN DIEGO (1010 WINS) -- There were frightening moments at an Easter Sunday service at a non-denominational church in San Diego.

Members of the congregation, already aware of the terrorist church bombings in Sri Lanka, confronted a woman holding up a handgun and a 10-month-old baby. She was yelling that she was going to blow up the building, before being tackled by parishioners at the Tsidkenu Church in Clairemont.

"She was being very apprehensive, pointing the gun at them, pointing the gun at her baby, saying 'don't come any closer, don't come any closer," David Miller recalled.

The handgun was not loaded and a sweep of the church and the woman's car by bomb sniffing dogs did not turn up any explosives.

Charges are pending against the woman, identified as 31-year-old Anna Conkey. The baby and the woman's 5-year-old daughter were both taken into protective custody.

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