baby and the 31-year-old woman's 5-year-old daughter were taken
into protective custody, police said.
The handgun was not loaded, and a search conducted by a
bomb-sniffing dog found no explosives, police said.
"The female suspect will be booked into jail on the appropriate
criminal charges which will include making criminal threats and
displaying a handgun in a threatening manner," San Diego police
said in a statement.
The sermon at the non-denominational Church TsidKenu was about
to conclude when the woman walked on stage, the San Diego
Union-Tribune reported, citing pastor Ben Wisan.
As people in church approached the woman, she pointed her gun at
them and the baby, ordering people not to come any closer, the
Union-Tribune said, citing witness comments to OnScene TV.
"Members of the congregation were able to subdue her and get the
gun away from her. Police arrived moments later and were able to
take her into custody," San Diego Police Sergeant Robert Hawkins
said, according to the Times of San Diego website.
San Diego police had previously announced they would have extra
patrols of churches following the bombing of churches in Sri
Lanka that killed more than 200 people and injured at least 450.
(Reporting by Daniel Trotta; Editing by Susan Thomas)
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