Authorities say a woman threatened to blow up a Metro commuter train in the nation's capital, causing panicked riders to scramble along the tracks to avoid what they feared was a bomb.
No explosives were found on Monday morning.
Police say the 51-year-old from McLean, Va., is undergoing a mental health screen before they decide whether to charge her.
Metro Transit police say she entered the train around 7:30 a.m., got on her knees and said, "You killed my family and now I'm going to kill you all. They didn't say what she may have meant.
Passengers used emergency intercom buttons to alert the conductor and opened emergency door handles. A few dozen passengers scrambled onto the tracks to walk to the next station. The electric rail was immediately deactivated.
Wait a minute I need to correct the record. I found more information on Fox DC News that A(O)P didn't print....and she wasn't a Southern Baptist or any other Christian denomination either.
One rider told the Washington Post the woman wore a hijab and ranted about Muslim Americans. She got off at Rockville where she was captured by Metro Transit Police and security from the Federal Protective Service, which is across the street. Riders were able to point the woman out near the Kiss and Ride entrance outside the station.
....The 51-year-old suspect from McLean has not been identified because she is not charged with a crime. She is a permanent resident, not a U.S. citizen.
Not charged with a crime? She was making terrorist threats on a crowded subway.
How long will it be before CAIR and other grievance-mongers come to her defense?
UPDATE: Someone left this comment in the comments section who says they were there yesterday:
I was there when it happened, on my way in to get on the next train. I talked with a woman who was on the car with the Islamic woman.
She said that the woman raised her voice and said things like "I call on Muslim Americans to destroy American infidels and Christians...I'm going to blow you up...Allah Akbar...kill the infidels..."
There was total silence on the Metro car, so she raised her voice more and more. Amazingly, everyone on the car remained calm, and as soon as she left, they searched the car to see if she had left anything behind.
What isn't being reported is how Metro left hundreds of people (and bussed even more in from other Metro stations) standing in front of the station without a clue as to what was going on. Why did they not move us away if there was a bomb threat? Why did no one tell us where to go or what was happening? Doesn't Metro have a plan to deal with an event like this?