Police officers arrested a disturbed woman after she stormed a Las Vegas elementary school with an ax and said she was going to “murder everyone.”
School officials in Nevada said they noticed the 33-year-old woman sprinting toward the school with the ax and feared for their safety.
Police immediately apprehended Killough and took her into custody before she was able to enter the school where hundreds of children were located.
Cole said Killough had no affiliation with the school and didn’t know why the woman wanted to murder everyone.
Cole said she was very appreciative that the North Las Vegas police officers were able to respond so quickly given the severity of the situation.
Police reportedly arrived on the scene within one minute after receiving the call.
When officers arrived at the scene, they found Killough sitting atop the fence with the ax firmly in her hand.
“She was screaming and yelling that she was gonna kill everybody,” said Eric Leavitt, a North Las Vegas Police Department officer.
Despite her insane attempt to potentially carry out a deadly attack, she complied with officers when they arrived on the scene without any resistance.
She’s being held at the Las Vegas Detention Center and is charged with four different crimes. One of the most severe charges is assault with a deadly weapon.
Had they not responded so quickly, there could have been a much different outcome.