In a story published Thursday, the National Security Agency released footage of a man dressed in camouflage wearing a military uniform attacking Leslie Bibbs and her family, claiming to be a member of ISIS.
“There was nothing we could do about it,” she told the Associated Press.
“I was very, very frightened, and I was crying for a while.
And I remember it was kind of dark, and you know, I was thinking, ‘Oh my God, what is going on?'”
The agency said in a statement that the incident happened on July 8.
It was not clear who the attacker was.
“The perpetrator, who appears to be wearing a uniform, was armed with a weapon,” the agency said.
“He made multiple attempts to enter the home and attacked Leslie Bibbys family and her dog, which was then shot dead by her husband.
He was captured and arrested in a domestic violence case.
He has been charged with murder, attempted murder, assault with a dangerous weapon, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and unlawful possession of firearms.”
It did not provide a motive for the attack, but said it could not be determined if the suspect had an extremist affiliation.
The AP spoke with Bibb, who has appeared in “Homeland,” “Homicide,” “Stranger Things,” “The West Wing,” and “American Horror Story.”
She said the incident took place when she was at her mother’s house for a barbecue.
“We were all together,” she said.
The family’s house, a one-story brick home on a cul-de-sac in west Phoenix, is about five miles from the border with Mexico, but is not part of the U.S.-Mexico border.
“That’s why I don’t really feel safe on the border because we’re close to the border,” she explained.
“My husband is the only one who has been with me, and he’s a law-enforcement officer.
I feel like we’re not safe.
We’re not in danger, but there’s a danger there.”
Bibb said she is “absolutely terrified.”
“We have a dog and she’s a very, really scared and she goes off on her own,” she added.
“She’s very, pretty scared.
She’s scared of everything, including me.”
Bibbs’ husband, James, who also works for the agency, was at the barbecue, the AP reported.
He told the AP that the couple is not currently cooperating with the investigation.
“They’re trying to get as much information as possible and we’re trying our best to cooperate with them, but unfortunately, we have to keep working on it,” he said.