Woman Arrested After Allegedly Pointing Toy Gun Outside Miami-Dade Courthouse

A woman was taken into custody outside the Miami-Dade Metro Justice Building after allegedly pointing what turned out to be a toy gun Friday.

Police deployed their Tasers in an attempt to subdue the woman when she pulled out what witnesses thought was a real weapon. The Tasers didn’t connect, but they were still able to arrest her shortly after the incident.

"She had her hand up like this with the gun in her hand and she did her hand like this," said witness Louise James, who was there for a court hearing. "Pointed at three officer's cars and pointing at them like she wanted to shoot the cars, then all of a sudden she started swinging it at the officers and then the officers started fighting her back."

The woman was later identified as 44-year-old Indira Pedemonte-Elhimany. She was booked into jail on a charge of aggravated assaulted of a law enforcement officer.

Pedemonte-Elhimany was being held on $7,500 bond Friday. It was unknown if she's hired an attorney.

No one was hurt during the incident.

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