Armed Woman Threatens Employees At Kardashian Store

WEST HOLLYWOOD (CNS) - A woman pointed a handgun at employees of the Kardashian sisters' West Hollywood boutique today and knocked some items off a shelf, but left without injuring anyone, then returned hours later wielding a machete.

No members of the Kardashian family were believed to be at the DASH women's clothing store at 8420 Melrose Ave. when the woman initially showed up around 11:20 a.m.

The woman entered the store and shouted, ``Stay away from Cuba,'' before pointing a handgun at an employee, according to Deputy Charles Moore of the Sheriff's Information Bureau.

``The suspect then knocked items off the counter and pointed the handgun at a second employee before she exited the store,'' Moore said.

The woman was then seen walking west on Melrose Avenue toward La Cienega Boulevard and out of view.

Deputies from the sheriff's West Hollywood Station and a sheriff's helicopter searched unsuccessfully for the woman, but about 1:25 p.m., with members of the news media gathered outside the store covering the initial confrontation, the woman returned to the location, this time carrying an approximately 14-inch machete, according to the sheriff's department and reports from the scene.

The woman then began shouting at reporters and photographers about the Kardashians and Cuba.

``The Kardashians will be executed if they step on communist territory,'' the woman shouted, according to NBC4. ``Don't mess with the Castro family.''

She left the machete lodged in the store's door frame and walked away, again headed toward La Cienega Boulevard, Moore said.

The woman was taken into custody just before 9:30 p.m. at her Los Angeles home, said Deputy Trina Schrader.

A search warrant was served at the woman's home and authorities found air soft guns similar to what she was reported to be seen with at the store, Schrader said.

The woman's name was not immediately released.

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