Six wounded in Petah Tikva terror attack

By February 10 2017, 12:36 Latest News No Comments

Petah TikvaSix civilians have been hospitalised following a shooting and stabbing terror attack in an open-air market in the central Israeli city of Petah Tikva on Thursday afternoon.

Israeli police arrested an 18 year old male suspect from Palestinian Authority city of Nablus in the West Bank.

The suspect shot at passersby in Petah Tikva market, until his weapon reportedly jammed, leading him to grab a sharp object and stab a civilian. The terrorist was subdued by several civilians at the scene, who overtook him inside a sewing machine repair shop, while still carrying his gun.

Chief Superintendent Ami Ben David, a spokesperson for the police’s central district, said: “An 18-year-old resident of Nablus arrived at the market in the Peta Tikva market, opened fire from a long gun on Baron Hirsch Street and then ran through the street until at a certain point he stopped shooting”.

Chief Ben David added: “The police arrived and took away his weapon very quickly. The man was taken for investigation by Israel Police”.

The victims were evacuated to Peta Tikva’s Beilinson Hospital along with three others treated for shock. The injuries of all six are said to be light to moderate.

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