A woman accused of threatening employees at a Canadian Tire store in Scarborough, Ont., with a knife last month is now charged with terrorism-related offences, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police say.
Rehab Dughmosh, 32, had previously been charged with two counts of assault with a weapon, assault, uttering threats, carrying a concealed weapon, and two counts of possession of a weapon.
The charges laid Tuesday include one of participating in terrorist activity.
That charge relates to Dughmosh allegedly travelling to Turkey and attempting to enter Syria in April 2016.
Last month, Dughmosh appeared in a Toronto court where she pledged her allegiance to ISIS.
An employee at the store, located in Cedarbrae Mall, was injured, but the injuries were non-life-threatening, Toronto police said.
Asked Tuesday why Dughmosh would not have been able to plead guilty today, Piafsky replied: “Before she pleads guilty, she has to make an informed choice and part of that would involve being provided with some disclosure and being able to look at it and review it.”
He would not confirm whether a mental health assessment will take place.
Dughmosh continues to refuse legal counsel.
Her next court appearance is scheduled for July 21 at 10 a.m. – CINEWS