A 32-year old woman entered a Canadian Tire at Cedarbrae Mall in Toronto over the weekend reportedly wearing an ISIS bandana, and a niqab. According to Global News she attempted to attack a store employee with a golf club before pulling out a knife. She was eventually detained, and arrested by Toronto Police.
Police received the call Saturday at approximately 5:10 p.m. The suspect allegedly made her way to the paint section of the store, and then began swinging a golf club at customers, and staff while uttering threats. She was subdued by customers, and staff until police arrived. One employee is reported to have suffered non life-threatening injuries.
The suspect has since been identified as Rehab Dughmosh. She appeared in a Toronto court room this morning charged with seven offenses including: 2 charges of assault with a weapon, two counts of possession of a weapon, threatening death and bodily harm.
She was given a chance to address the court when she reportedly said through a translator: “I pledge to the leader of the true believers.” Her next court appearance is scheduled for June 21, 2017.Dughmosh waived her right to a bail hearing, and will remain in custody.
Toronto Police have asked the R.C.M.P.’s National Security Team to help with the investigation. They are also asking for the public’s help with additional information. Call: 416-808-4300, or Crimestoppers: 416-222-TIPS (8477). Crimestoppers can also be reached online through their website. They are accepting information via text message. Write “TOR” and the message to CRIMES (274637)
Update: 4/7/2017: Dughmosh Charged with Terrorism Offenses
Rehab Dughmosh appeared in court earlier today to face charges related to terrorism. She faces 14 new charges under section 83.2 of the Criminal Code including participating in a terrorist activity whether it takes place in Canada or not.
Dughmosh reportedly made a trip to Turkey and attempted to enter Syria in order to join ISIS. She has so far refused legal counsel. She was previously charged with weapons related charges for an attempted attack at a Canadian Tire. Her next court-date is July 21, 2017.