Woman who ranted 'the Kardashians will be executed' before holding employee at family's DASH store 'at GUNPOINT' and then wielding a MACHETE is arrested by LA police
- A woman entered the DASH store on Melrose Avenue with a gun
- She pointed the revolver at a DASH employee and started ranting about Cuba
- After knocking items off of the shelves, the woman headed out of the store
- Police were called and they looked over the shop, talking to staff
- Two hours later the woman returned to the store to wield a machete at reporters
- She then took the machete and wedged it in the door and left by taxi
- None of the Kardashian stars were at the store at the time of the incident
- The store has been vandalised several times in the past
Police in Los Angeles have arrested a woman who made threats against the Kardashian family on Thursday evening during a bizarre incident in West Hollywood.
The woman - who allegedly pointed a gun at a cashier at the famous family's DASH store before wielding a machete - was taken into custody later that night, after police went to her home with a search warrant and found two airsoft guns.
According to TMZ, the woman in question, named as Maria Medrano, has been charged for assault and making criminal threats. The website reports that she is currently being held on $50,000 bail.
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They'll be f***ing killed!!!' A woman threatened the Kardashians as she went on a rant outside the family's DASH store in West Hollywood on Thursday
In footage caught by CCTV and a gathering of photographers and videographers, the woman, dressed in a black jacket decorated with white skulls, brandished a machete outside the popular fashion boutique.
'The Kardashians will be executed if they step on Communist territory! They'll be f***ing killed!!!' she screamed.
Threatening: The unidentified woman brandished a machete menacingly at local TV news crews who arrived at the store after she had earlier held an employee at gunpoint
Bizarre behaviour: She threatened to stab one TV reporter and cameraman and screamed that 'The Kardashians will be executed if they step on Communist territory!'
Dangerous: The woman dressed in a black jacket decorated with white skulls and wearing a bandana then shoved the machete into the door fo the boutique
Weapon: She left the large knife lying on the ground and walked away warning reporters not to follow her because she had a gun
Sheriff's deputies in Los Angeles say the same woman had earlier entered the store and pointed a gun at an employee behind the counter.
She then knocked items off the counter and said: 'Stay away from Cuba.'
The Kardashian family faced criticism last year after taking a trip to Havana, Cuba, where they filmed scenes for their E! series Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
There were no injuries reported as a result of the incident.
Investigation: Sheriff's deputies responded to the scene. They told local reporters that no one had been injured in either of the incidents
Serious: No member of the Kardashians was at the location Thursday although the reality stars do sometimes film scenes for their E! series there
Got away: Law enforcement searched for the woman after she left the scene of the incident
Lt. William Nash told KTLA News that employees at the store were fine. 'Understandably shaken but no one was physically harmed at all,' he said.
The shop has been featured on Keeping Up With The Kardashians as well as the spin-off Dash Dolls. It has been the victim of vandals in the past.
No one from the Kardashian family was at the store at the time, even though they often pop up to shoot scenes for their reality TV show, which returns in October.
The store is open seven days a week and features clothing by designers such as Calvin Klein and Norma Kamali.
Family: The shop has been featured on Keeping Up With The Kardashians with Kim, Khloe and Kourtney as well as the spinoff Dash Dolls. It has also been targeted by vandals in the past
Attack: Local TV news reporters were threatened by the woman too
Another angle: Here is another look at the machete in the door, which was shared by CBS LA
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