Police: Woman walks into Clairemont Easter service with toddler and gun


SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A woman walked into church services in Clairemont armed with a gun Sunday afternoon, police said.

Churchgoers were able to wrest control of the weapon from the woman — who had a toddler with her at the time — and no one was hurt.

The first 911 call came in at 12:02 p.m. reporting the armed woman at the Mt. Everest Academy, on Mt. Everest Avenue north of Balboa Avenue, San Diego Police Sgt. Robert Hawkins said.

Easter Sunday services were being held at the school.

“Members of the congregation were able to subdue her and get the gun away from her,” Hawkins said. “Police arrived moments later and were able to take her into custody.”

Officers weren’t sure what the woman’s motives were. Hawkins said police were taking care of the child and the woman was being taken to county jail.

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