CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP (KDKA) – A woman is facing charges for pointing a gun at several postal employees in Butler County earlier this month.
According to police, the incident happened on June 4 at the bulk mail center on Pennwood Place in Cranberry Township.
A man pulling into the south entrance observed a woman standing nearby and waving a handgun in the air. She was later identified as 22-year-old Ashya McKay.
“On the day of the incident, Miss McKay was spotted waving a gun around the postal property in Thornhill Industrial Park,” said Cranberry Township Police Sgt. Chuck Mascellino.
The man called into the facility to alert employees inside. Two employees opened the door and were immediately confronted by McKay. During the exchange, McKay pointed the gun at both employees. She became more agitated when she was informed that police had been called.
At that point, she walked to her car, climbed on the roof, started jumping up and down and pointing the gun at employees and other drivers.
“Anytime weapons are involved, even unintentional, discharge can be obviously devastating,” Sgt. Mascellino said.
Eventually, she got in her car and left the scene.
Police were able to track down McKay via the license plate on her car.
She was finally apprehended on Monday, more than two weeks after the incident, but police aren’t saying about the circumstances leading to her arrest.
“We obtained a warrant for her arrest, and as of yesterday, we were able to serve that warrant and she was taken into custody,” Sgt. Mascellino said.
According to the Butler Eagle, McKay worked at a bulk mail center in Warrendale. However, she is no longer a postal employee.
No one was injured in the incident.
McKay is facing charges of aggravated assault, terroristic threats and recklessly endangering another person. Police say she has not explained why she brought the gun on the postal property.