A woman was tackled to the ground at a San Diego church on Easter Sunday when she attempted to enter the building while brandishing a firearm and holding a baby, a report said.
The gun-wielding woman was apprehended by parishioners who ushered the child to safety after she approached the church Sunday morning on the property of Mt. Everest Academy in the Clairemont section of the city, according to San Diego’s 10News.
Police said she was holding both the weapon and the baby when she went into the church. No one was injured during the melee.
A photo taken from the scene shows police officers holding a baby and an infant car seat.
The incident took place as a series of Easter Sunday bombings rocked churches in Sri Lanka, killing more than 200 people.
San Diego Police Chief David Nisleit said there was nothing to indicate a connection to the Sri Lankan attacks. However, the department was stepping up patrols out of an “abundance of caution.”