Woman with sword arrested at Orlando mosque

By Eric W. Dolan
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 19:58 EDT
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A 47-year-old woman brandishing a two-foot-long sword was arrested Wednesday morning in Orlando after entering a mosque on a school campus.

The black woman, Dominique Eloi, was spotted on the the campus of the Leaders Preparatory School, which contains a mosque and day care center. When school employees asked what she was doing on the campus, Eloi was silent and pulled out her weapon.

“I have no idea who she is or why she chose to come here,” Iman Mohammed Musri of the Islamic Society of Central Florida told Click Orlando. “I tried to speak to her, but she didn’t respond to anything, she started speaking German.”

The private school was placed on lockdown. When police arrived, they witnessed Eloi exiting the mosque with her sword drawn.

She was charged with possession of a weapon on school grounds, disrupting a school function and aggravated assault with a weapon. It is unclear why she was at the private Islamic school with a sword.

The mosque was empty at the time and no one was injured.

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Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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