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Guard stabbed at US embassy in Tel Aviv

2012-11-20 13:00

Tel Aviv - A man stabbed a security guard at the US embassy in Tel Aviv on Tuesday and was apprehended, a police spokesperson said, and Israel Radio reported the assailant was an Israeli with a criminal background.

The motive for the attack, which occurred outside the beachfront embassy, was not immediately known.

"A Mazda car stopped next to the US embassy and a man got out carrying a red bag and a pitchfork," said David Cohen, aged 48, who said he witnessed the incident while jogging along Tel Aviv's Mediterranean promenade.

"He began to run toward the security guards. They saw him, took their guns out and told him to get down on the ground," Cohen said.

"He continued running and then they fired in the air and ordered him again to lie down. He continued to advance. They jumped on him and took his bag away."

The police spokesperson said one of the guards was slightly wounded and the attacker was taken into custody. Israel Radio said the assailant was a 41-year-old Israeli Jew with a criminal record.

Comments
  • William - 2012-11-20 13:46

    Because of the witness it was a failed Israeli false flag mission to blame it on Egypt, Iran or Hamas, like the failed Lavon Affair or the USS Liberty II incident or Rachel Corrie or the failed Flotilla murders?

      mike.down.5492 - 2012-11-20 14:10

      Where do you get that from? Certainly not flowing the report but nonetheless enjoy your vitriol.

      doberman.love.1 - 2012-11-20 15:22

      william (or Mo) your an idiot.

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