A 34-year-old woman named Ruba Almaghtheh was apprehended by the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) officers for an alleged act of terrorism. Almaghtheh intentionally drove her car into a structure which housed the Israelite School of Universal and Practical Knowledge, an organization that the police described as a “hate group.” Upon her arrest, Almaghtheh was charged with intimidation, which is classified as a level 5 felony if it involves a terrorist threat.
The incident occurred at approximately 12:30 am on Saturday when police received a report of a hate crime at the aforementioned building. Responding officers discovered that Almaghtheh had purposely reversed her vehicle into the structure while it was occupied by both adults and children.
The motive behind Almaghtheh’s actions remains unclear, as does her connection, if any, to the Israelite School of Universal and Practical Knowledge. However, law enforcement officials have labeled her as a “terrorist,” suggesting that she had planned the attack in advance.
Further details surrounding the incident have yet to be released, and it is expected that the investigation will delve deeper into Almaghtheh’s background and potential motives. The IMPD is working to determine whether any additional charges should be filed against her.
The arrest of Almaghtheh highlights the ongoing concerns regarding acts of terrorism and hate crimes within the community. Authorities are committed to ensuring the safety and security of all individuals and organizations, particularly those targeted by such acts.