A Magen David Adom ambulance team pronounced the man dead at the scene.
Police received a report around 9:30 pm Friday about a man threatening to murder his ex-wife. Officers dispatched to the scene found the man putting a knife to the woman's neck and threatening to kill her. The man warned that "those will be her last breaths."
Once police felt the woman was facing immediate danger, one of the officers at the scene shot the man in the head. An ambulance and more police arrived to the site of the incident a short time later.
An initial investigation revealed that the man arrived at the apartment during his son's birthday party, proceeded to pull out a knife, and forced all family members out of the apartment, except for the woman. The frightened relatives promptly called police.