Press Esc to close

Guards fire on attacker at US embassy in Tel Aviv: police

Tel Aviv, Nov 20 , 2012 (AFP) 16:28 IST
Security guards at the US embassy in Tel Aviv today fired shots at a man who attacked them with a knife and an axe, an Israeli police spokeswoman said, indicating the attacker had been apprehended.

"A suspect came to the US embassy at 11:00 am (1430 IST) with a knife and an axe and attacked a security guard," spokeswoman Luba Samri told AFP, saying the guard was injured in the leg, prompting his colleagues to open fire.

"Other security guards fired shots at him," she said.
"The attacker was not hurt," Samri said, adding that the assailant, who had been arrested, was "not an Arab."

She did not give further details on his identity but said he was from the town of Bat Yam, just south of Tel Aviv.

Police said the incident occurred at the entrance to the embassy which is located on Yarkon Street, a block from the sea front.

Go to Top

More from this section
Photo Gallery
Bangalore ATP Challenger

Bangalore ATP Challenger

Rebel AAP MLA Kapil Misra and BJP MLA Manjinder Singh Sirsa after putting anti-pollution masks on...

Rebel AAP MLA Kapil Misra and BJP MLA Manjinder Singh Sirsa after putting anti-pollution masks on...

IAF planes display an air show during presentation of standards to the 117 Helicopter Unit and 223..

IAF planes display an air show during presentation of standards to the 117 Helicopter Unit and 223..

Forest employees and locals capture a leopard in a cage after it strayed in a village of Udhampur..

Forest employees and locals capture a leopard in a cage after it strayed in a village of Udhampur..

Activists of the Kisan Mukti Sansad hanging dummy bodies of farmers from a flyover during a...

Activists of the Kisan Mukti Sansad hanging dummy bodies of farmers from a flyover during a...

Indian Air Force personnel perform during presentation of standards to the 117 Helicopter Unit...

Indian Air Force personnel perform during presentation of standards to the 117 Helicopter Unit...

A snow cutter machine clears the road after heavy snowfall at Peer Ki Gali in Poonch...

A snow cutter machine clears the road after heavy snowfall at Peer Ki Gali in Poonch...

Students having a view of robots displayed at a stall at

Students having a view of robots displayed at a stall at "20th Bangalore Tech Summit" in Bengaluru..

Russian artists perform a play in Gurugram on Thursday.

Russian artists perform a play in Gurugram on Thursday.

Foreign athletes pose for a group photo during a press conference ahead of the Delhi Half Marathon.

Foreign athletes pose for a group photo during a press conference ahead of the Delhi Half Marathon.

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523
Powered by Yodasoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.