From Iceland — Woman Arrested With Fake Gun

Woman Arrested With Fake Gun

Published March 4, 2015

Nanna Árnadóttir
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A woman was arrested in Selfoss yesterday after threatening people on the street with an imitation shotgun, reports RÚV.

Police were called at roughly 10 am after the woman in question drove her car up to a teenage boy on Langholt Street in Selfoss as he made his way to school and pointed the gun at him. The boy ducked and hid and the woman drove away.

Her car was later found empty near an apartment block where the woman was spotted pointing the gun at passerby from a balcony.

The Icelandic Special Forces were called to the scene and the woman was arrested shortly after. The police are now investigating the matter.

“I didn’t really even know anything was happening until [after I read the news] and looked out the window,” Jack Hrafnkell Daníelsson, a resident of the apartment block, told Vísir.  “Two policemen in Special Forces uniforms were at the front step. There was no panic or tomfoolery or anything.”

When asked if he had been worried at all, Jack said that he had been curious about what was going on, “but it’s not as if I hopped around and turned in circles of fear and stress.”

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