Woman waves gun at estranged husband's funeral

Posted at 10:10 AM, Jan 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-21 14:26:32-05

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) -- Police say an Idaho Falls woman waved a handgun and threatened people during her estranged husband's funeral.

The Post Register reported that Idaho Falls police disarmed and arrested the 52-year-old woman on Wednesday. No one was injured.

According to the Wood Funeral Home, the couple married in June 2000.

Officers say witnesses report the woman saying "strange and inappropriate things." Police spokeswoman Joelyn Hansen says the bishop quietly asked the woman to stop saying those things and she became upset.

The news release says the woman then pulled out the gun and threatened attendees and church officials. Funeral guests were able to leave the chapel while the bishop and others tried to calm the woman.  

Officers stayed at the church until the service was over.