Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Tel Aviv bus passengers stabbed

Israeli police say they have shot a Palestinian man from the West Bank who stabbed at least 10 people in an attack on a bus in central Tel Aviv.
The incident occurred on Maariv bridge where the suspect attacked people both on and outside the bus, police said.
Police officials said that the suspect was a 23-year-old illegal worker from Tulkarem, a town in the occupied West Bank.
"The terrorist stabbed the bus driver several times but the driver fought back until he [the suspect] fled on foot and was neutralised by a guard from the prisons' service," a police statement said.
Eyewitnesses said the driver fought back by using pepper spray on the attacker.

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