Woman Pulls Large Knife, Shouts 'Allahu Akbar' in Canadian Tire
A Toronto woman is facing seven charges after two people were attacked Saturday in a Canadian Tire store at Cedarbrae Mall in Scarborough.
“I’m here for Syria. I’m going to kill everybody,” the woman reportedly screamed. “I want to kill all you white people. I’m from ISIS. I’m from Syria,” she allegedly told shocked onlookers.
“You people are killing my people. You people are dropping bombs on my people.”
The woman allegedly shouted “Allahu Akbar” — God (Allah) is greater — before swinging a golf club at employees — at the same time of bloody terrorist attacks in London.
The RCMP's Toronto-based Integrated National Security Enforcement Team is working with Toronto police on the investigation, said Corp. Louise Savard.
Savard would not say why the INSET team is involved because the investigation is ongoing.
The specialized teams are aimed at tracking, deterring and disrupting terrorist groups or individuals who pose a threat to Canadian national security, the RCMP website says.
A woman walked into the paint section of the store with a golf club and swung at employees and a customer, police allege in a news release.
She began to utter threats before she was restrained and the cops were contacted, police said.
The assailant then pulled a large knife from under her clothing, which employees and customers managed to pry from her hand, police allege. One store employee sustained non life-threatening injuries.
Rehab Dughmosh, 32, is charged with two counts of assault with a weapon, one count of assault, one count of uttering a threat to cause death, two counts of possessing a weapon for committing an offence and one count of carrying a concealed weapon.
In court, before her bail hearing began, she pledged allegiance to ISIS and its self-proclaimed caliph Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.